In view of the humanitarian crisis that we are living in Europe, the peasants of the European Coordination Via Campesina 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, as well as those coming from 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 talks about it, ECVC, in solidarity with migrants, wants to remind all the reasons that force refugees to flee their countries. We have to tackle the problem at its root in order to end the aggressions and to change the living conditions these people suffer 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.

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)