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Jean-Claude Junker, Matteo Salvini, Joseph Muscat, Emmanuel Macron, and Pedro Sànchez

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Live up to your responsibilities under international law (and as human beings): grant safe port and disembarkation for those on board search and rescue vessels in European waters; and, stop the criminalisation of those offering them assistance.

Why is this important?

This is urgent: 121 people, including 32 children, are stranded at sea. Malta and Italy, the nearest countries, have refused to let them dock.

After 8 days at sea in the sweltering heat, the conditions on the boat are becoming unbearable. The Spanish organisation, Open Arms, who owns the ship has issued a desperate call to European leaders to let them dock - they’re quickly running out of fuel and supplies. [1]

Let’s stand in solidarity with them and show our leaders that Europe’s arms are open!


References:

  1. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/08/european-leaders-help-migrant-rescue-ship-open-arms

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