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PEOPLE ARE MORE IMPORTANT

We are appalled beyond words that, after 18 days of negotiations, 49 men, women and children remain stuck on a boat within sight of the Maltese shore.

In spite of countless calls for solidarity, European Member States have not managed to find a diplomatic solution to the current impasse.

This is nothing short of tragic and shameful. It can only mean that we have completely lost our humanity – as a people and a union of states that supposedly upholds the values of solidarity, respect for human rights and human dignity.

We acknowledge the complex issues this situation raises, and agree that it is a European challenge requiring a European solution. However, this cannot be an excuse to abdicate our own responsibility, as individuals and as a nation, to save lives at any cost. The duty to save lives is not only a legal but also a moral imperative which can never be subjected to political conditions, such as the availability of concrete offers of relocation or the fear of creating a precedent.

At this point, the question we must answer is simple: what is more important, scoring political points, or saving lives?

For us, the undersigned organisations, there can be only one answer: people are more important.

Today we are here to take a stand for life and dignity. We call on Malta to prioritize life and open its doors today.

This statement is being issued by:
1. aditus foundation African Media Association Malta agara foundation Allied Rainbow Communities Catholic Voices Christian Life Community (CLC) Malta Department of Gender Studies, University of Malta Department for Inclusion and Access to Learning, University of Malta Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of Malta  Department of Youth and Community Studies, University of Malta Drachma LGBT Fondazzjoni Ejjew Ghandi Integra Foundation International Association for Refugees Isles of the Left Jesuit Refugee Service Malta Kopin Kummissjoni Gustizzja u Paci Kunsill Studenti Universitarji LGBTI Gozo  Malta Catholic Youth Network Malta Emigrants’ Commission Malta LGBTIQ Rights Movement  Maltese Association of Social Workers (MASW) Moviment Graffiti Migrant Women’s Association Malta (MWAM) Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Social Wellbeing, University of Malta Paulo Freire Institute Platform of Human Rights Organisations in Malta Richmond Foundation Salesians of Don Bosco Segretarjat Assistenza Socjali tal-Azzjoni Kattolika Malta Society of Jesus in Malta Solidarity with Migrants Group SOS Malta Spark 15 St Jeanne Antide Foundation Studenti Harsien Socjali (SHS) The Critical Institute Women’s Rights Foundation Caritas Malta Allianza kontra l-Faqar  Drachma Parents  Malta Chamber of Psychologists
University Chaplaincy


 

What do you think about volunteering?

 

In the framework of our SolidalCiti - Solidarity Alliance for Citizen Engagement across Europe project, SOS Malta is inviting you to fill in a short questionnaire about volunteering.

 

If you are not involved in volunteer work yet please fill in this form: https://goo.gl/forms/w0Y8ZFTN6pkNhpri1

 

or

If you are already volunteering, this form is for you: https://goo.gl/forms/3wjvUQkLjcMiSPML2

 

 


 
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Between 2017 and 2018 we participated in a Europe for Citizens funded project called URGENT- Urban Regeneration: European Network of Towns. Find out more about the activties of the project here  
 
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SOS Malta, in Collaboration with the Valletta 2018 Foundation, have launched Tal-Kultura; the volunteer programme for Valletta 2018.
 
For more information and to apply click here.
 
 


 

 




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