NEW HUMANITY AND MPPU APPEAL FOR WORTHY AND COURAGEOUS CHOICES so that, while
combating the coronavirus emergency, we do not forget a tragic situation that deserves to be
addressed and resolved through better and higher quality international relations, and policies
that look to the common good and reconciliation among peoples.
What is happening now at the gates of Europe, on the border between Greece and Turkey, must
awaken the collective civil conscience and require institutions to act with greater attention
and respect for the dignity and value of each human person, as declared by the Charter of
Fundamental Rights of the European Union, which focuses on human rights, the universal
and inalienable values of humankind, freedom, equality and solidarity.
The European Co-ordination office of the Movement for Politics and Policies for Unity, on the
basis of the Charter of its values of universal fraternity, defence of the least and search for
the common good, stands alongside Institutions that wish to promote these universal
values, through a heartfelt culture of fraternal action, so that urgent, worthy and
courageous political solutions can be found that offer immediate concrete answers.
The management of migratory flows, however complex, can be addressed and resolved
courageously, with lawful and clear agreements, seeking peace. Human dignity can never be
We all know that it is unacceptable and inhuman for migrants to be "offloaded” into the sea,
where they may be abandoned and die, or violently rejected along a border. Hence we
strongly appeal for the right to asylum for refugees to be restored, a right protected by
international law which does not, in any way, contemplate its suspension. Europe's political
response needs complete and permanent structural reform of the agreed policies on asylum
and immigration, and a new foreign policy. In this regard, we are willing to make our
contribution, in dialogue, to rediscover the meaning of being together.
We know that the "migrants’ issue" has obvious causes in wars, poverty and serious inequalities
between the North and South of the globe. The answers are complex and to be agreed in the
medium to long term through a peace treaty in Syria, control of flows, investments in the
countries of origin, reception and inclusion, adequate distribution in all European countries,
and with humane living conditions in temporary places of refuge, in Turkey as well as in
We believe an immediate response to guarantee protection and assistance for the 5,500
unaccompanied migrant children cannot be delayed. A demonstration of European
solidarity should take the form of a voluntary relocation pact, through which unaccompanied
minors currently in Greece are transferred to other European countries.
Similarly, the immediate opening of humanitarian corridors for children, women, the elderly and
families cannot be delayed, thus implementing an extraordinary and immediate relocation
plan for asylum seekers.
Now is the time to courageously take the path of negotiation and agreements, to insist that the
ceasefire in Syria be respected and to activate all international humanitarian agencies to
bring aid to this fleeing population. Now is the time to stop arms trafficking and increase
resources to promote development.
Hence our appeal that, while combating the coronavirus emergency, no one should forget a
tragedy that deserves to be addressed and resolved through better and higher quality of
international relations and through policies that look to the common good and reconciliation