Απεργία πείνας ξεκινούν πρόσφυγες με αίτημα την Οικογενειακή Επανένωση των Προσφύγων

Απεργία πείνας με αίτημα την Οικογενειακή Επανένωση των Προσφύγων ξεκινούν πρόσφυγες που βρίσκονται στην πλατεία Συντάγματος στην Αθήνα. Όπως αναφέρουν μεταξύ άλλων, "Εδώ και τέσσερις μήνες, διαμαρτυρόμαστε ενάντια στην επιβολή ορίου για τις οικογενειακές επανενώσεις προς Γερμανία. Θέλουμε να υψώσουμε τις φωνές μας ενάντια στην πολιτική αποτροπής που η Ευρώπη επιβάλλει σε εμάς και τις οικογένειες μας. Ενάντια σε ένα σύστημα που στόχο έχει να μας εξοργίσει και να μας κάνει να εγκαταλείψουμε την προσπάθεια".

"Αλλά θα σταθούμε όρθιοι. Θέλουμε να κατεδαφίσουμε τα τείχη που μας εμποδίζουν να είμαστε μαζί με τους γονείς και τα παιδιά μας. Θα συνεχίσουμε τον αγώνα μας μέχρι να πετύχουμε. Όχι άλλες διακρίσεις! Διεκδικούμε το δικαίωμα μας για οικογενειακή ενότητα και αξιοπρεπή ειρηνική ζωή τώρα! Δικαίωμα παραμονής και ελευθερία μετακίνησης για όλους!" τονίζουν οι πρόσφυγες που υπογράφουν ως "Πρόσφυγες από διάφορα camps και χώρους στέγασης στην Ελλάδα".

Διαβάστε αναλυτικά το κείμενο τους στα αγγλικά, όπως δημοσιεύτηκε στη σελίδα του facebook Απεργία Πείνας για την Οικογενειακή Επανένωση Προσφύγων:

Reunite us with our families now!

After more than four months of protests in front of the Greek Asylum Service and the German
Embassy; after more than one and a half year in Greece enduring under precarious conditions in the
tent camps of Idomeni and Piraeus as well as the provisory military camps of the mainland and the
infamous hotspots of the Aegean islands; after years escaping war and death in Syria, Iraq,
Afghanistan and elsewhere; today our torn families are still trying to reunite and finally live in peace.

We are currently more than 4,500 persons awaiting our transfer in the frame of family reunification
procedures to Germany. We are families waiting already more than 18 months in Greece for our
reunification to be completed. We are mothers and fathers separated from their children or spouses,
grandparents or other relatives. Most importantly, among us are many children. Some of us even
have their kids who got separated from us during the flight waiting alone in Germany. We escaped
from war-torn countries to find protection near our beloved but we found ourselves trapped in
Greece along with thousands of other refugees. There are many unaccompanied minors, sick people,
elderly, disabled, single mothers and victims of torture and other forms of exploitation or violence
among us.
Most of us have received the acceptance from Germany since more than 6 months, passing the
maximum deadline for the transfer as defined by European Law due to an unofficial agreement
between Germany and Greece. Our waiting period has reached in average nine months from the date
of acceptance. We do not know when it will be our turn and when we will travel. We all still have to
pay our tickets by ourselves, another fact violating law and often one further obstacle for our
reunification. 
Today on November 1 st of 2017 we are 11 persons who decided to start a hunger strike in order to
move our struggle onwards. With this decision, we want to shout out against the cruel migration
policy of deterrence that Europe imposes on us and our families; a repressive system that is aimed to
unnerve us and let us give up. But we will stand upright. We want to tear down the walls that stop us
from being with our fathers, mothers, spouses and children or the rest of our family.

We therefore demand:

· from the Greek and the German government to respect the legal limit of six months to reunify our
families from the date of acceptance.
· from the German and Greek authorities to immediately charter flights for all the refugees that have
already been waiting more than six months.
· from the Greek authorities that the money for our tickets will be paid by the state as provided by
law. The tickets are one more obstacle for our family reunifications.

We herewith also salute our friends, brothers and sisters in Lesvos, who are in hunger strike since
already six days fighting freedom of movement, against deportations and the EU-Turkey Deal, against

their incarceration on the Aegean Islands and the inhuman living conditions in the European hot-spots
that put refugee lives in danger.

We invite you all to join our press conference scheduled for Thursday 2 nd 2017 at 11am, where we will
be able to tell you more about our struggle and our personal motives to take this step.

No more limitations of transfers to any EU-country! 
We demand our right on family unity and a dignified life in peace now!
No more discrimination! Equal rights for all!
No more inhuman living conditions! No more lives in danger in Greece!
The right to stay and freedom of movement to all!

Refugees from different camps and places in Greece