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Refugees in the Mediterranean sea: 250 organizations in letter to Merkel

have signed travel associations, trade unions, and also the FC St. Pauli: In an open letter they are demanding that the government Reform of refugee policy. The

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Refugees in the Mediterranean sea: 250 organizations in letter to Merkel

have signed travel associations, trade unions, and also the FC St. Pauli: In an open letter they are demanding that the government Reform of refugee policy. The duty to rescue is international law.

an open letter have called on more than 250 civil society organizations from the Federal government to have a contingency plan for the boat refugees in the Mediterranean sea. "We are shaken in the face of the current European policy, which increasingly relies on isolation and deterrence - and a thousand times Die approvingly accepts them", - stated in the published Letter, which was signed among others by "Doctors without borders", Amnesty International, Diakonie and Caritas, the Evangelical aid organization "bread for the world", and also from the FC St. Pauli.

the Letter is Addressed directly to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and also went to the Federal Ministry of the interior, the Federal Foreign office and the competent committees of the Bundestag.

German soldiers and refugees in the Mediterranean sea, save in the Background, the British ship HMS Enterprise

"The duty to rescue is international law and the right to life is not negotiable", - stated in the Open letter. The responsibility lies first and foremost with the EU and its member States. The EU had recently taken care of with the decision for the Mediterranean Mission, "Sophia" no ships to use for outrage in the case of refugee helpers. Ships in the Mission saved also regularly capsized migrant life.

the distribution mechanism required

in Concrete terms, the organizations of the Federal government, for a distribution mechanism for the rescued people are calling for. Currently, to prepare a case-by-case, host States are looking for. Germany has participated on a regular basis.

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