No celebration while watching people drown

12 April 2020

We urgently call on the Prime Minister of Malta, Robert Abela, to ensure that all persons within Malta’s responsibility are rescued and that their safety is guaranteed. The nation cannot quietly celebrate Easter while men, women and children are drowning in front of us.

Saving lives and ensuring their disembarkation at a safe place is a fundamental legal obligation and also a moral imperative that can in no way be negotiated or renounced.

We reiterate our message of two days ago: Malta must revoke its decision to close its ports to persons rescued at sea, whoever they are.

Statement of:

  1. aditus foundation
  2. African Media Association Malta
  3. Association for Justice, Equality and Peace
  4. Blue Door English
  5. The Critical Institute
  6. Cross Culture International Foundation
  7. The Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation
  8. Foundation for Shelter and Support to Migrants
  9. Integra Foundation
  10. Isles of the Left
  11. Jesuit Refugee Service (Malta)
  12. KOPIN
  13. Malta Emigrants’ Commission
  14. Migrant Women Association Malta
  15. Moviment Graffitti
  16. Office of the Dean – Faculty for Social Wellbeing, University of Malta
  17. People for Change Foundation
  18. SOS Malta
  19. Spark15
  20. Sudanese Migrants Association
  21. Syrian Solidarity in Malta
  22. Secretariat Assistenza Soċjali
  23. Paolo Freire institute
  24. St. Jeanne Antide foundation
  25. Fondazjoni Sebħ
  26. Church homes for the elderly