Petition to Angela Merkel (CDU), Angela Merkel, Barack Obama, Theresa May, Donald Trump
Führende der Welt: Handeln Sie jetzt und retten Sie unsere Leben in Aleppo!
Ich bin einer der allerletzten Ärzte, die sich noch um die 300.000 verbliebenen Menschen im östlichen Aleppo kümmern. Jeden Tag werden hier Gräueltaten verübt. Das syrische Regime und russische Kampfjets greifen systematisch zivile Ziele und Krankenhäuser überall in der Stadt an. Ich habe sowohl dem ehemaligen US-Präsident Obama und Kanzlerin Merkel einen offenen Brief geschrieben, um ihnen mitzuteilen, was in Aleppo passiert. Ich bat sie darum, ihren Einfluss zu nutzen, um uns zu helfen. Aber die Antwort ist die gleiche wie die letzten fünf Jahre: Merkel schweigt und aus dem Weißen Haus kommt nur eine müde Verurteilung der Vorfälle. Weder Obama noch Merkel zeigten ernsthafte Bemühungen, um die verbrecherischen Angriffe gegen Zivilisten und Krankenhäuser zu unterbinden. Darum habe ich diese Petition gestartet habe. Die Führende der Welt hören nicht auf meine Stimme allein. Aber wenn Sie mich unterstützen? Machen Sie mit und wir sind so laut, dass sie uns nicht mehr ignorieren können! Sechs Jahre lang mussten wir mitansehen, wie zahllose Patienten, Freunde und Kollegen grausam und qualvoll ums Leben kamen. Sechs Jahre lang hat die Weltgemeinschaft zugesehen und nur davon gesprochen, wie „komplex“ die Lage in Syrien ist. Sechs Jahre lang hat die Weltgemeinschaft so gut wie nichts unternommen, um uns zu helfen. Im letzten Monat gab es 42 Angriffe auf medizinische Einrichtungen in Syrien, 15 davon waren Krankenhäuser, in denen meine Kollegen und ich arbeiten. Mit dieser Häufigkeit an Angriffen könnte unsere medizinische Versorgung in Aleppo bereits in einem Monat komplett zerstört werden. Dann würde man 300.000 Menschen ohne medizinische Versorgung sterben lassen. Was meinen Kollegen und mir die größten Kopfschmerzen bereitet, ist zu entscheiden, wer lebt und wer stirbt. Kleine Kinder kommen manchmal so schwer verletzt in die Notaufnahme, dass wir sie abweisen müssen, um denen zu helfen, die höhere Überlebenschancen haben. Oder wir müssen sie abweisen, weil wir einfach nicht die nötige Ausstattung haben, um ihnen zu helfen. Vor einer Woche starben vier neugeborene Babys, sie erstickten, weil eine Explosion die Sauerstoffzufuhr unterbrochen hatte. Sie starben, bevor sie überhaupt leben konnten. Trotz des alltäglichen Horrors haben wir beschlossen, hier zu bleiben. Wir haben uns derer verschrieben, die in Not sind. Es ist unsere Pflicht, hier zu bleiben und zu helfen. Alles, was wir jetzt verlangen, ist, dass es uns die Führenden der Welt gleich tun und ihre Pflicht wahrnehmen. Wir brauchen weder ihre Tränen, noch ihre Sympathie oder Gebete, wir brauchen ihre Taten. Sie müssen beweisen, dass sie Freunde der syrischen Bevölkerung sind. Bitte unterstützen Sie unseren Aufruf. Fordern Sie gemeinsam mit uns die Führende der Welt auf, die Menschen in Aleppo zu retten.
Petition to Kabinet Rutte
Red de kinderen van Calais
Kinderen van Calais Ondergetekenden maken zich grote zorgen. In Calais verkeren meer dan 1000 alleenstaande kinderen in groot gevaar. President Hollande staat op het punt het enorme vluchtelingenkamp te ontruimen, waardoor honderden minderjarigen zonder ouderlijke begeleiding op zichzelf worden aangewezen. Wanneer we niets doen zullen zij, net als na de vorige ontmanteling van het kamp, overgeleverd worden aan mensensmokkel, prostitutie en illegaliteit. Deze kinderen zijn slechts een voetnoot in de plannen van de Europese Commissie en onze overheid, maar het is een zaak van leven of dood. Daarom vragen we jou om steun. Teken onze petitie, want de kinderen van Calais zijn ook onze kinderen. We roepen kabinet Rutte op om de richtlijnen van het Internationaal Verdrag van de Rechten van het Kind op te volgen, te zorgen voor betere levensomstandigheden en duurzame oplossingen voor kinderen in de Europese opvangcentra waaronder veiligheid, onderdak, toegang tot medische zorg, juridische ondersteuning en voogdij als preventie voor verdwijningen, en de kinderen op te nemen die geen recht hebben op gezinshereniging in Engeland. Ondertekenaars: meer dan 1600 verontruste burgers van Nederland, Missing Children Europe, KidsRights, Save the Children, Gastgezin voor een Vluchteling en Ngotiator. Teken de petitie nu en deel het met je naasten! #kinderenvancalais https://www.facebook.com/kinderenvancalais/
Petition to Rt. Hon. Amber Rudd
Urgent inquiry into death of Eyob Tefera & other refused asylum seekers made destitute.
Eyob Tefera, a gentle, quiet, law abiding, teacher and university lecturer from Ethiopia became a destitute asylum seeker living in Swansea. Eyob was well known and liked by all at the drop in centres, churches and groups that he attended and where he volunteered in the community and would do his utmost to help people. He was a devout Christian and regular church goer. He was a talented footballer and excellent athlete, he captained and coached a local asylum seeker and refugee team who frequently played in tournaments all over Wales. He adored Swansea City Football Club and got to see them play once when he borrowed some money from a friend to be able to afford a ticket, he was very happy about this. He was working on a fresh claim with support and access to specialised legal advice, he had been refused asylum because the judge did not believe he was from the Oromo people and was deserving of asylum, but documents had recently been obtained which proved he was Oromo so it was likely he would have won his case. He was very much a part of the community in Swansea and is sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. He lost his accommodation and without any money by the Home Office who incorrectly refused him asylum. He had no other option but to live in a homeless hostel with people with addictions some of whom were abusive. Friends tried to help but he had lost hope. In his last few weeks he attempted suicide but was denied help from psychiatric services. His friends and supporters knew he was unwell from the ordeals he had suffered, in his own country he narrowly escaped genocide and he was persecuted and almost murdered by soldiers working for the government for supporting Semayawi party, a liberal political party. On his journey to the UK in 2015. When he finally got to Libya hen witnessed people being massacred and other terrible crimes when he was held in there in April 2015, ISIS occupied areas of Libya and kidnapped Ethiopian and Eritrean Christians. We believe he was trafficked to Egypt where he was forced to work. He survived the Sahara desert and Mediterranean sea to get to the UK. This would deeply traumatise anyone who experienced such atrocities. He was found dead in Swansea Marina on 14th September 2017. Geraint Davies, Member of Parliament for Swansea West, in whose constituency Eyob was living, has written to the Right Honourable Amber Rudd, Member of Parliament, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Office, asking for a full inquiry into the circumstances of Eyob's death and for a review to be conducted into the support that is currently available to asylum seekers across the UK especially if their application is refused, which currently makes the person refused asylum destitute and stateless, without a home, any income or easy access to medical care. The terrible irony is that Eyob and many other people in his position have been refused asylum but are not allowed to return to their home country because the Home Office recognise it is too dangerous for them to return to the country that they have fled. Many who are vulnerable live homeless on our streets usually with untreated mental health issues and many end up dead on our streets by taking their own lives or are murdered, others end up working illegally in bad conditions in order to survive. We believe that the treatment of vulnerable people who have been refused asylum and the right to remain in the UK is unacceptable and would be grateful if you, as our representative also write to the Right Honourable Amber Rudd, Member of Parliament, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Office, supporting these requests. We wish that people seeking asylum, who have suffered so much, should be treated with respect and humanity and not left destitute on our streets and nor should they be deported or removed or held indefinitely in immigration detention, they are left without hope for a better life than the life they left and many so sadly see suicide as the only answer. Please would you be kind enough to: Share this petition with friends, family or any groups you thin may be interested on social media Write an email to the Rt. Hon. Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for the Home Office requesting an urgent full inquiry into the death if Eyob Tefera and as review into the treatment of people who ars refused asylum in the UK. Please feel free to use the Petition Letter on this page or write your own email to the Rt. Ho. Amber Rudd MP. Thank you so much for your support and consideration. With your support we hope to draw attention to the issues affecting people who are refused asylum and put pressure on the government to rethink the treatment of people who have been through so much.
Petition to Boris Johnson MP, Theresa May MP, David Cameron MP, Change.org, UK Parliament
Allowing refugees into MEDC's
My friends and I believe that the UK government aren't doing the best they can to help those who seek refuge away from their homes. There are 65million people who seek refugee around the world, and by 2015 the UK had 117,234 refugees, which is only 0.24% of the UK's populations, and 37,829 pending asylum cases. We believe that the government aren't doing enough to help these people, as 117,234 is only 0.00018036% of the 65 million refugees.
Petition to UK Government
Urge the UK to impose financial sanctions on Myanmar in response to the Rohingya genocide.
Since August 2017, over 1 million Rohingya people have fled from their homes in Myanmar in to neighbouring countries. Their villages have been raided and burnt down and loved ones have been killed, raped or have disappeared without explanation. Many have led their families through rivers and mud for days and not all of them have survived the journey. But no one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land. The Rohingya have been persecuted for decades and right now we’re witnessing an intentional destruction of an entire region and people. To use another word, we’re witnessing a genocide. The UK is one of Myanmar's larger trading partners and by imposing harsh financial sanctions, this will send a clear message that the Rohingya genocide is intolerable and will not be allowed to continue without consequences.
Petition to Sajid Javid MP
Stop SERCO’s mass eviction of 330 refugees and asylum seekers in Glasgow
The outsourcing corporate giant SERCO plans to change locks and mass evict 330 destitute refugees and asylum seekers. This would result in the majority being forced onto the streets and reliant on charities and faith groups. If these evictions are allowed to happen, then it will be the start of mass evictions across the country of vulnerable people by SERCO and other private asylum landlords subcontracted to the Home Office. Denying individuals access to food and shelter, leaving them on the streets to starve or freeze is degrading, its humiliating and it’s against any laws based on humanity and justice. We are therefore calling on Sajid Javid the Home Secretary to stop these evictions by SERCO and to implement humane treatment of asylum seekers. People should be allowed to work while they wait for their asylum case to be heard so that they do not have to rely on SERCO or the home office. Glasgow has the biggest asylum population in the UK, housing 5,000 people from several countries including Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. These are war refugees. There is a global refugee crisis. Ironically, Scotland needs more people to grow, the demographics are against us. Glasgow - known as the second city of the empire - has had waves of immigration for centuries, including the Highland clearances, immigrants from the Irish famine, EU migrants and now the refugee crisis. The mass evictions were due to begin on August 6, 2018. SERCO’s eviction plan galvanised all of civic Scotland into action, forcing it to halt its inhumane plan. Hundreds protested, asylum seekers went on hunger strike. Labour and SNP politicians threatened direct action if a single eviction took place in their constituencies. Glasgow housing associations began moves to prevent SERCO changing locks on their properties. Lawyers sought interdicts in the Sherriff court and Scotland’s highest court, the Court of Session, to prevent SERCO carrying out “DIY evictions” without due process or a court order. SERCO’s mass eviction plan has been halted for now. CEO Rupert Soames said he would await the outcome of the legal process but has issued a warning that he will start to put new refugee arrivals into hotels, creating further misery. When he first took on the contract, he announced that SERCO would lose money, but he took the contract in order to treat asylum seekers well. SERCO profits in the millions from government contracts. As a charity sheltering the destitute refugees and asylum seekers that SERCO evicts, Positive Action in Housing is worried about these evictions. Our Lifeline service and Room for Refugees Network will be placed under extreme pressure to shelter the vulnerable as no other charity provides such a service. Glasgow is the new frontline of the hostile environment.
Petition to American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Barry Biffle, Mike Hhogan, Alaska Air Group
We are asking Airlines to fly separated children back to their parents without profiting
Dear Airlines, we are petitioning you to firstly applaud your public statement that you will not profit from the separation of children and babies from their parents at the US border and to ask for you to take this one step further. Fly the children home for free so that their parents do not have to pay for the cost of flights to return their children back to them, along with the ticket for the escort. The courts recently ruled that all children must be reunited with their parents within 15 days, if under 5 and within 30 days, if older than 5. July 11th and July 26th mark these two dates. There appears to be no plan in place to reunite these families and when families are in a position to try, numerous obstacles need to be overcome. --Insisting that parents ("sponsors") and all persons in the same household get fingerprinted by ICE at designated places and times. --Requiring parents to pay fees and expenses for reunification (which can total thousands of dollars) --Refusing to reunify families while parents remain in detention--Denying bond for some asylum seekers (very unusual move)--Requiring parents to demonstrate that they can financially support their children. Parents of separated children are being psychologically brutalized. Credible reports indicate they've been told they will never see their children again and that their children have been told the same. Worse, some children have been told that their parents abandoned them. In some cases, breastfeeding infants have been separated from their mothers. Time is very much of the essence. At one facility, over half the parents interviewed failed their credible fear interviews because they are so distraught they can't function or respond to questions about their asylum cases. They will be put into removal proceedings. We don't know whether they'll be reunified with their children before leaving the country. In cases where all the insurmountable obstacles have been overcome, grief stricken parents are then asked to foot the cost of flying their children and an escort back to them. In some cases, this amounts to thousands. This conduct passes the bounds of human decency. No matter anybody’s political persuasion, everyone is in agreement that children and parents should never be separated unless in danger or suffering from neglect or abuse. It has been stated that these separations amount to torture and every day apart increases the long term and short term damage to children’s physical and emotional health. We ask you to stand by your promise to not profit from the separation of these children and to fly the children home for free.
Petition to European Union, Churches in Europe
Refugee policy in Europe: When justice dies, people follow!
DE / EN For a Christian, human rights and solidarity-based refugee policy in Europe! As Christians and as citizens, we call on the governments of the EU not to further jeopardize the protection of refugees. We expect our churches in Europe to defend human dignity independent without political fence-sitting. War, oppression and injustice are central reasons for people to leave their homes. For states and societies, this need is a challenge. Yet many people in Europe see the problem in refugees and migrants themselves and call for a fortress Europe. Politics is increasingly following this logic. It is high time to change this and to clearly state the consequences of this development. Governments in Europe must not shirk their responsibilities by closing borders and turning away people in need. The European Union needs humanity and order in its refugee policy, not relentlessness and outsourcing. It is right to identify, through common border controls, who is entering Europe and to ensure a fair distribution of refugees. But it violates international law not to rescue people in distress at sea. It is violating international law to detain people in camps for months, to pay other states to shield Europe from refugees and to declare dangerous countries as safe countries of origin. This walls-up policy in Europe has been advancing for years and has undermined international and European refugee law. At the same time we know from history that when justice dies, people follow. This current refugee policy holds no good future. This policy not only threatens refugees, it also jeopardises our own humanity and dignity. The campaigns against those who work for refugees - in particular the civil rescue at sea - demonstrate: Morality is denounced and humanity is criminalized. We will not let this policy silence us. We will continue to stand up for humanity and bear witness in our time. Our churches and houses must remain places of refuge for all people seeking help, protection and hope. Not only because we as Christians are a community from different countries, but also because our faith challenges us: in Jesus Christ we recognize the needy, the refugee, the fellow human being. We urge the governments in the European Union: Find solutions and a language guided by humanity. Fight the causes of flight, not the refugees. Protect international law instead of undermining it by a walls-up policy. Choose a policy of humanity and solidarity so that Europe retains its dignity. We demand from church leaders in Europe: Stand up for refugees. Express yourself more courageously, clearly and unambiguously. Do not take politics into account, but only and exclusively the people in need. In this historic situation, stand up for refugee protection and humanity: Reject all political proposals that are not based on love and humanity. Visit the people seeking protection in their shelters. Talk to the helpers who resign out of desperation. Strengthen the institutions that work for refugees. “Give counsel; grant justice; make your shade like night at the height of noon; shelter the outcasts; do not reveal the fugitive!” (Isaiah 16:3)