Let's Open the Fence of Shame
To Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras and President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz:
As global citizens, we call on you to open the fence at the Evros border in the memory of all the children who have drowned in the Aegean Sea. By creating a safe, legal, and controlled route to the EU, you can save lives and end the tragedy. This is a chance to put your words into action, creating an example of true humanity in the heart of Europe.
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An impenetrable fence along the Greece’s border with Turkey forces refugee families to gamble with the wintry waves, risking everything in deadly boats. The Greek government has said it would consider opening the fence if the EU and Turkey agree to collaborate.
This would create a safe, legal and controlled passage over land and end the drownings.
This week, Greek PM A. Tsipras and President of the EU Parliament M. Schulz are visiting Lesbos and Avaaz members will meet them on the ground in front of the world’s media. If we create an unprecedented global outcry we can make them listen.
Sign the urgent petition to open the fence and save thousands of lives now.