Christopher Catrambone

Entrepreneur / humanitarian / adventurer

Diary of moas /

Search and rescue charity Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS)

My Story /

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Christopher Catrambone


Welcome to my blog, where I invite you to share my experiences of providing humanitarian assistance in remote regions and supporting people working and living in the world’s most dangerous places

6 April 2016

Charity vs Charity: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

In the hectic world of non-profit organisations (NGOs), fundraising is a contact sport. Resources are finite, and charities constantly compete for a little bit of not enough. But if NGOs tackled budgets like businesses, the money might go a little farther, through collaboration, information sharing and partnerships. Working together can save resources. Increase data. Expand donor bases. Streamline objectives. Strengthen results through common tactics and actions. Avoid duplicate research. Decrease costs and allocate more towards the actual cause. A small NGO working under a…

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2 June 2016

Risky Business with Chris Catrambone

Starting your own busy can be risky. For some businesses, the danger can be both fiscal and physical. How do entrepreneurs measure risk? In 2006 American-born Chris Catrambone moved his growing conflict zone claims management company, Tangiers International, from the US to Italy. We sat down with Chris recently, to talk about taking risks as an entrepreneur. You mentioned that moving your company to Italy was riskier than spending a week in Afghanistan. How, when and why did you decide to move Italy from…

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The light in all of this darkness is that there are so many individuals and organisations dedicating themselves to saving lives.
22 April 2016

Starting a conversation

In 2013, the Italian Navy and Coast Guard had already been working for years saving lives and collecting data about migration patterns. NGOs and EU nations already had systems in place to prevent migrant human rights abuses. After the Lampedusa tragedy, people became aware of the enormity of the Mediterranean migrant crisis, and started showing their support through donations and advocacy projects. I was one of those people. I contributed by initiating the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS). The success of MOAS Med is…

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