57,773 of 100,000 signatures

To the EU Ministers for Home Affairs and Migration

Petition

In 2016 you committed to helping some of the refugees who arrived at Europe’s doorstep to find a home. To this day, you have relocated only a tiny fraction of the people we are able to host. The situation has become unbearable and requires urgent attention. Follow through with your commitments.

Why is this important?

Have you ever had to shower outdoors when it’s -8℃? There are currently tens of thousands of people in Greece and in Serbia who know what that’s like. They are braving the coldest winter in four years in makeshift camps (tents, abandoned warehouses) with no heating. They don’t have adequate clothing, some are in flip-flops. They are forgotten, trapped.

Over one year ago, our leaders committed to taking in some of the refugees from Greece. They did not follow through, and now thousands are out in the cold. [1] However you may feel about allowing people to come to Europe, one thing is certain -- as Europeans we cannot allow other human beings living in Europe to freeze to death.

Emergency talks on how to provide urgent assistance are currently being held at all levels of EU institutions and everyone has a responsibility to do their part. But unless there is clear outrage from the European public, our leaders will not do enough.

The WeMove community has already raised over €60,00 to give directly to organisations ensuring the survival of people on the ground, so now is the time to push for a more sustainable solution to this humanitarian emergency.

References:

[1] https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/sites/homeaffairs/files/what-we-do/policies/european-agenda-migration/press-material/docs/state_of_play_-_relocation_en.pdf

Image source: MSF

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