Brussels, 14th September 2015
In view of the humanitarian crisis that we are living in Europe, the peasants of La Via Campesina Europe want to show their sincere solidarity with all refugees who were and who are forced to leave their villages and their countries. We show our solidarity especially with Syrians, Iraqis, Afghans, Kurds, those coming from all different regions of Africa dying by the hundreds on their way to Europe.
We would like to denounce the current cruel European migration policies, as well as all measures put in place to prevent or to complicate the free access to Europe.
Even though the media rarely talk about it, we want to call the reasons that force refugees to flee their countries to mind. We have to tackle the problem at its roots in order to end the aggressions and to change the living conditions these people suffer from in their home countries.
Finally, we want to remind that once more civil society as well as peasants have reacted faster and much better than most of our governments. With our commitment and solidarity we aim to build a Europe where human beings are more important than neo-liberal economic interests.
See also We who come from Africa, the Maghreb and other countries
Spokespersons on this issue:
Unai Aranguren, ECVC Coordination Committee, 0034 636 451572, (ES)
Paula Gioia, ECVC Coordination Committee , 0049 178 1390024, (DE, PT, EN, ES)