Cardiff must pledge to relocate asylum seekers from the Aegean hotspot camps in Greece!

Cardiff must pledge to relocate asylum seekers from the Aegean hotspot camps in Greece!

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To Dan De'Ath, Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Councillor Huw Thomas, Leader of Cardiff Council, Council Members and Citizens of Cardiff,

CARDIFF MUST PLEDGE TO RELOCATE REFUGEES FROM THE AEGEAN HOTSPOT CAMPS IN GREECE!

There is a humanitarian crisis taking place at Europe’s borders. 40,000 asylum seekers are currently trapped on the Aegean islands, forced to live in overcrowded camps with limited medical services and inadequate sanitary facilities. These inhumane conditions are the result of 5 years of neglectful EU policies, with the UK playing a significant role in their construction and implementation. 

Even in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, EU leaders have remained indifferent or hesitant to act. The EU Commission has promised to relocate 1600 unaccompanied minors. A step in the right direction, but not good enough. The horrendous conditions in the Aegean camps make all inhabitants, regardless of age or health, extremely vulnerable. EU leaders need a wake-up call. 

Europe cannot stand by and leave behind these children, women and men in such camps. 

We have the moral obligation to act: Europe Must Act! 

In order to save lives, the camps on the Aegean islands must be completely evacuated. On the 30th of March, the Mayor and citizens of Berlin pledged to take in 1,500 refugees. Now we are asking cities and towns across Europe to join Berlin in offering sanctuary to the refugees stuck in overcrowded camps on the Greek mainland and islands. 

Cardiff has always been a city that embraces its diversity and offers people from across the globe a warm Welsh welcome. Will Cardiff join with other European cities to demonstrate its commitment to basic human rights by pledging to resettle an exact number of refugees in their jurisdiction? 

Pledges from cities across the UK and Europe cannot be ignored by Westminster or EU leaders. Together, we can send a clear signal that the UK and Europe is willing and able to act on its humanitarian values and provide shelter to those who seek refuge from war and persecution. 

Local Signatories

- Amnesty Cardiff University

- Cardiff Third Sector Council

- Councillor Jennifer Burke-Davies (Labour)

- Food4Thought Cardiff

- Positivity.Period

- Race Equality First

- USW STAR Society

Nationwide Supporters

- AfE - Action for Education

- Baroness Jenny Jones of Moulsecoomb (Green Party) 

- Baroness Natalie Bennett of Manor Castle (Green Party)

- Bras Not Bombs

- DropPoint

- FWRD - Festival Waste Reclamation and Distribution

- Help Refugees

- Herts for Refugees

- MARDi - Medical Aid for Refugees and Displaced People

- O's Refugee Aid Team

- People in Motion

- People not Borders

- Positive Action in Housing

- RefuNet

- Side by Side Refugees

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