End the inhumane EU-Turkey deal
Email foreign secretary Boris Johnson to call for an immediate end of the deadly EU-Turkey deal.
2016 has seen the
highest number of migrant deaths in the Mediterranean. At a time when we need
to be urgently improving people's journey to safety, our government has ensured
the opposite is true.
In March the UK
government, along with the rest of the EU, signed a deal with Turkey that meant
refugees arriving in Greece could be returned to Turkey.
But this deal has
turned out to be a disaster.
Tens of thousands of
refugees and migrants have been stranded in Greece amid bottle necks in the implementation
of the deal, many of them living in squalid conditions in overcrowded detention
facilities. Their only crime has been to cross a border in search of safety or
a better life.
By being party to the
EU-Turkey deal, the UK government has effectively shut down one of the safest
routes for people fleeing for their lives, including those escaping violent
conflict in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. And by sending people back to Turkey,
our government is ignoring its obligations under international refugee law, and
denying people the protection they deserve.
We must demand that as
foreign secretary, Boris Johnson makes sure that 2017 is the year that the UK
takes a lead in providing safe passage and protection for migrants and
immediately ends the EU-Turkey deal.
Please email Boris Johnson now.
Boris Johnson, foreign secretary
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government's policies that devastated the lives of refugees and other migrants
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