STIRLING MUST ACT! Pledge to relocate refugees&asylum seekers from the Greek Island Camps!

STIRLING MUST ACT! Pledge to relocate refugees&asylum seekers from the Greek Island Camps!

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Europe Must Act. started this petition to Scott Farmer (Leader of Stirling Council)

STIRLING MUST PLEDGE TO RELOCATE REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS FROM THE AEGEAN HOTSPOT CAMPS IN GREECE!


There is a humanitarian crisis taking place at Europe’s borders. Over 30,000 refugees and asylum seekers are currently trapped on the Aegean islands, forced to live in dangerously overcrowded camps with limited medical services and inadequate sanitary facilities. These inhumane conditions are the result of  5 years of neglectful EU policies.

Even in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and first recorded cases in the camps (September 2020), 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. That this situation is allowed to persist is a blatant contradiction to all notions we share of being considerate to others with regards to hygiene and social distancing (if the food queue in Moria camp on Lesvos was to be socially distanced the line would stretch for 30km). We have seen three devastating fires tear through the camps on Chios, Samos and Lesbos resulting in many hundreds of people losing all but the clothes on their back. On 9th September 2020 a fire destroyed the majority of Moria camp on Lesbos causing 12,000 refugees and asylum seekers to now be sleeping rough across the island.  

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! It is time for Stirling to show it is an example for other cities to follow.

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, towns and regions across Europe to join Berlin in offering sanctuary to the refugees stuck in overcrowded camps on the Greek islands. 

Will the people of the Stirling continue to give a warm welcome and be in solidarity with those seeking asylum from such unnecessarily brutal conditions? 

Together, we can send a clear signal to our leaders and national governments that Europe is willing and able to act on its humanitarian values and provide shelter to those who seek refuge from war and persecution. 

UK-wide Supporters:

- AfE - Action for Education

- Baroness Jenny Jones of Moulsecoomb (Green Party) 

- Baroness Natalie Bennett of Manor Castle (Green Party)

- Bras Not Bombs

- DropPoint

- Europe Must Act

- FWRD - Festival Waste Reclamation and Distribution

- Help Refugees

- MARDi - Medical Aid for Refugees and Displaced People

- O's Refugee Aid Team

- People in Motion

- People not Borders

- Positive action in Housing

- Refugee Rights Europe

- RefuNet

- Side by Side Refugees

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