After the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan in August 2021, thousands of people in the country are threatened and on the run. The federal government wants to take in 230 people. These are those people from Afghanistan who are connected with the SDC. The number is within the framework of the already existing quota. Once again, many cities, including Geneva, are ready to offer protection to more people.
“The city of Geneva therefore calls on the federal government to act quickly to give hope for a future to many people, especially women, children and all those whose lives are threatened by the arrival of the Taliban.” In doing so, Geneva also notes that they are committed in principle to providing additional refugee reception in Switzerland.