A statement by Hammurabi Human Rights Organization on migrants and refugees stranded on the Turkish-Greek border.
- The organization condemns the use of refugees as an instrument for political purposes.
- Hammurabi Human Rights Organization calls to step using of this humanitarian issue for political goals and calls on civil organizations and the international community to protect them from cold, hunger, illness and other sufferings.
Hammurabi Human Rights Organization is following with great concern what is happening on the Turkish-Greek borders and the region of the Aegean from the influx of migrants and refugees who fled from the Middle East and Near East countries and other countries as a result of poverty or violence and instability in their countries.
The attempts to force refugees and migrants to enter Europe forms a political paper that does not matter what this immigration may be exposed to risks and the possibility of exposing to dangerous disasters and tragedies, especially since the European Union countries are mobilizing their security forces to help Greece not to allow those migrants to pass to Europe , with the certainty that these fleeing citizens passing very harsh conditions and reveal the continuing violence and risk.
Hammurabi Human Rights Organization, as it follows what is happening there, calls on the European Union countries to ensure the adoption of ethical standards, rules of international law and relevant international instruments to deal with these refugees and migrants with the required spirit of humanity and respect for their dignity as a top priority, and we also call on the Turkish government to stop using and exploiting migrants as a pressure paper to achieve political goals, especially that there are many testimonies confirming that migrants and displaced people flocked to Turkish-Greek border points by transferring them by buses from the camps they were in, as well as from the Turkish-Syrian border.
We appeal to international organizations and civil society organizations to provide aid to these citizens stranded on the borders, especially from cold or hunger or from the possibility of the spread diseases among them.
Hammurabi Human Rights Organization
Baghdad, 4th March 2020