We asked 3 questions to the shipyard crew of the Sea-Watch 3.
Insa is on board as a carpenter. The distress situation of people fleeing over the Mediterranean and the inhumane politics of the EU have worried her for a long time. Now she is helping to make the ship ready for its next mission.
Why do you support Sea-Watch?
The inhuman politics of the EU has been a problem for me for a long time. Sea-Watch is for me the direct and necessary help for fleeing people on the Mediterranean. We have to engage on all levels for a fair European migration policy. From hanging a banner on the window, to directly calling on our policy, to supporting an organization like Sea-Watch: We should all become active!
If you were not on board here, what would you be doing at home now?
At home I work as a freelance artist. In my installation “In-Humanity-EU” I wanted to show the misery of people on the run directly into the streets. Because of Corona, I was only able to carry out the event once – although the subject is more urgent than ever. I’m glad that I was able to come on board here instead to help get the ship ready for mission.
What are your demands on German politics?
The new migration pact is an absolute catastrophe. We cannot allow inhuman and unworthy camps to continue to exist on Europe’s external borders. The Ministry of the Interior must stop hiding behind laws and should finally agree to the state admission programs. Fugitives must be allowed to arrive in the local communities that agree to take them in.