If it is up to the mayors of five major cities Today there will be an airlift from the Netherlands to Moria refugee camp. The quintet wants to give both children and adults a new future in our little country.
In an urgent letter addressed to State Secretary Ankie Broekers-Knol, the mayor fathers of Amsterdam, Nijmegen, Arnhem, Groningen and Leiden demand action before the end of the year.
The reason for this is the appalling conditions in the refugee camp on the Greek island. Moreover, according to the letter writers, almost half of all Dutch municipalities have indicated that they would like to receive a few extra people. Enough support base so among the Dutch voter for this compassionate plan.
The situation in the Greek refugee camps has worsened after a number of residents moved in september set camp Moria on fire. They did this to draw attention to the bad situation in the refugee camps.
Group chairman of BIJ1 in Amsterdam still has his doubts about the plan:
I have mixed feelings about this. I also want Amsterdam to receive refugees from Moria. Only I find it strange that the city council is advocating this while simultaneously letting homeless people (including refugees) who are already here sleep in the cold and rain. https://t.co/Dw5Yib3vo2
– Jazie Veldhuyzen (@JazieAnthony) November 20, 2020