The municipalities of Frick, Vordemwald and Uerkheim responded positively to the campaign “500 people for the municipalities in Aargau”. The Aargau Asylum Network had asked all municipalities at the beginning of the year whether they were willing to take in people from the camps on the Greek islands.
The Frick municipal council declared itself ready to take in 4 more refugees “if the federal government would heed the call of the Easter Appeal and evacuate 5,000 people from Greek camps, 500 of whom would have to be taken in by the canton of Aargau.”
The municipality of Uerkheim is prepared “to accommodate further persons in the property “Rudolfhaus” […] if this is possible in consultation with the Cantonal Social Service.”
The municipality of Vordemwald replies: “The situation in the refugee camps is dramatic according to the available media reports. In our opinion, the canton of Aargau would be able to take in 500 people today. The Vordemwald municipal council would not close its mind to such a readiness, should the federal government and the canton plan corresponding capacities and decide on the admission of long-suffering refugees.”
Together with Aarau, Baden, Brugg, Laufenburg, Lenzburg and Windisch, nine municipalities in Aargau have already confirmed their willingness to take in refugees. We call on the canton as well as the federal government to take this seriously and to create the possibilities for reception.