Angela Merkel, Let Sabria Into Germany
Get the facts
This is Sabria Khalaf. She is a refugee of the Syrian civil war — and is quite likely the world’s oldest refugee. She now lives precariously in Greece.
Sabria would like to be reunited with her family in Germany. This seemingly easy feat, however, is being frustrated by EU immigration policies.
Please join us in urging Chancellor Angela Merkel to let Sabria into Germany.
Read Behzad Yaghmaian’s article about Sabria on The Globalist: Syria’s Civil War and the World’s Oldest Refugee
See a photo gallery of Sabria, her son and their current dwellings in Greece.
Sign the petition
This is a petition to the government of the Federal Republic of Germany to allow Sabria, the world’s oldest refugee, into the country to be united with her family there. It is her last wish. Germany understands that at times regulations need to be flexible in the name of humanity. This is one such instance.
Sabria is a Syrian refugee now in Athens and hoping to reunite with her family in Germany. Meeting Sabria is a very humbling experience. Sabria is the face of all of our grandmothers, their wisdom, and the fragility that arrives with old age.
Read the full petition by clicking the link at the top of the petition form.
See who has already signed.
Meet the decisionmakers
Read Behzad Yaghmaian’s open letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. [PDF]
2. Stephan Weil, Governor of Lower Saxony
3. Doris Schröder-Köpf, Lower Saxony Special Representative for Migration Issues
4. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Foreign Minister of Germany
5. Thomas de Maiziere, Interior Minister of Germany
6. Emily Haber, Deputy Interior Minister of Germany
7. Norbert Roettgen, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the German Bundestag
In the media
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