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Together against drowning

United4Rescue gathers hundreds of organisations in a large and diverse alliance and thus makes visible the broad social support for sea rescue. This is how we save lives together - and challenge politics so that humanitarianism does not become just a word.

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AbendAkademieCelle
Abteilung Jugend im Bistum Trier
ACAT Deutschland (Aktion der Christen für die Abschaffung der Folter)
ACLI Selbsthilfewerk für interkulturelle Arbeit e. V. (acli e. V.)
Act of H
Ärzte Ohne Grenzen
AG Migrationsrecht im Deutschen Anwaltsverein
AK Asyl e.V.
AK Asyl Lichtenstein
AK Asyl Südstadt (Tübingen)
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Aktion Integration e.V.
Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste
Alt-Keltische Kirche
Amt für Mission, Ökumene und Weltverantwortung der Ev. Kirche von Westfalen
AnimaLeser, Leipziger Antiquariat
AnsprechBar
Antikriegshaus Sievershausen
Apotheker ohne Grenzen Deutschland e.V.
Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Evangelischen Jugend in Deutschland e. V. (aej)
Arbeitsgemeinschaft der evangelischen Jugend Saar
Arbeitskreis Asyl Backnang

As Long As Politics Fails, We Act.

All people who drown on their way across the Mediterranean Sea have sought protection and a humane future for themselves and their families. Persecution, war, poverty, injustice and climate change have made them leave their homes.

As long as the causes of flight are not effectively combated and state sea rescue is lacking, it is our humanitarian duty. Our alliance therefore represents these four demands:

I. Rescuing people in distress at sea is an obligation

Maritime search and rescue (SAR) is an obligation under international law and the right to life is non-negotiable. The EU and its Member States must guarantee this on the Mediterranean.

II. No criminalisation

Civil SAR operations must no longer be obstructed or treated as a criminal offence.

III. Fair asylum procedures

Refugees arriving by boat must be taken to a safe place where they have access to a fair asylum procedure. The EU Member States have made this commitment. The non-refoulement principle is binding under international law. Accordingly, people must not be turned away and returned to countries where they are in danger and have no rights.

IV. Enable safe havens

Cities and communities wishing to accommodate additional refugees must be allowed to do so.

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United4Rescue – Gemeinsam Retten e.V.
IBAN: DE93 1006 1006 1111 1111 93
BIC: GENODED1KDB
Bank für Kirche und Diakonie eG – KD-Bank

Donations account

United4Rescue – Gemeinsam Retten e.V.
IBAN: DE93 1006 1006 1111 1111 93
BIC: GENODED1KDB
Bank für Kirche und Diakonie eG – KD-Bank

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