Moria: We must react

Moria: We must react

22 Sep 2020, 13:00
Moria
Refugee

Moria: We must react

The conditions in the refugee camps in Greece are terrible and inhumane for 5 years. This is tolerated by Europe, the refugee problem is no longer one for the European states. After the fire in the Moria camp, these conditions have become a catastrophe. People have lost the little they had. There is no water, hardly any food, no medical care. In the meantime a new camp has been built, people are forced to go there. Otherwise they will not be provided with the most necessary things. But even this camp is already reaching the limits of its capacity again.

After a long discussion, the German government has agreed to take in 1,500 people. Federal Minister of the Interior Seehofer spoke of "people entitled to protection." It could hardly be more cynical. Which person is not entitled to protection? But Seehofer was referring to people whose asylum cases had been decided positively and who nevertheless had to continue to live in inhumane conditions in the camps.Yes, there must be a European solution for taking in refugees; and yes, if Germany takes in refugees, that could lead to more people wanting to come to Germany. But to do nothing because of that would be inhumane and irresponsible. It is our duty to help now. When these people are safe, then we can talk about European solutions.

Green Bamberg, ÖDP and Volt are committed to the city taking in refugees from Moria. And that these people are housed decentrally in shared accommodation and not in the anchor center.