We asked 4 questions to the current crew of the Sea-Watch 4.
Denise is on board as cook. For her, sea rescue is an act of solidarity that brings people together who stand up against the deadly politics of Europe.
Why are you involved with Sea-Watch?
Instead of only talking, I wanted to take action. Because the EU is doing nothing, we have to take it into our own hands. I am on board as a volunteer and I am not alone in this. Because our engagement is not a question of money, but of solidarity.
What has to change in 2021 in the field of migration?
We do not need borders for anyone. All people must have the opportunity to make their own decisions about where they want to live or what they want to work. The same rights must apply to everyone. Immediately.
What does the Sea-Watch 4 mean to you?
For me the ship is an expression of political activism. It brings people together who stand against the politics of Europe. For me it is clear that we must set an example in times like these.
Why do we need search and rescue operations in future?
People will continue to flee as long as borders exist. We will continue to fight until it is possible for everyone to move freely.