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July 07th, 2018

SEALIFT: Towards far more sea rescue!

type:Donation, NGO, Protest, Volunteering
by:Deniz Zehra Tavli

Babys drowning to death, masses of rescued people trapped on life boats for weeks, people in need seeking for help and encountering inhumane migration politics, helping hands being criminalized – this is crucial point in human history: If we, as independent, enlightened, socially engaged, politically participatory people who value and live human rights will not come together, join forces and fight against the criminal asylum politics of several governments, then the knowledge and insights of all mistakes made in history, all those deaths and suffering, will be in vain.

Letting people drown in the Mediterranean Sea to further seal off Europe and win political points is unbearable and against any humanitarian values. Migration is and has always been part of our society! Instead of closing borders, we need a Europe that is open, cities that show solidarity and harbours that are safe.

SEALIFT is an international movement, supported by several civil society alliances and people. They declare their solidarity with people who are forced to flee their homes. From German and European policy makers, they are demanding the establishment of safe routes for refugees, to stop the criminalisation of sea rescue and to receive them in a humane way whilst respecting their rights.

How you can support SEALIFT:

TAKE A STAND! Use the orange colour everywhere to show your unconditional solidarity with refugees and sea rescue.

GET ACTIVE! Convince your city, your borough or local community to welcome refugees.

TELL EVERYONE! Follow their social-media-channels, report on your blog about the movement and encourage journalists to write about SEALIFT

Worldwide engagement welcome!

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