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«Eiken (AG): Reception of refugees from the Moria camp»

Level: Municipality
Municipality: Eiken (AG)
Status: Rejected


29.11.20: Application to the municipality of Eiken to take in 2 refugees from Moria.

25.01.21: Rejection by the municipal council.

“The municipal council has discussed your letter and must state that the municipality cannot offer any free living space for further refugees. The existing space is already occupied. The municipality fulfils the cantonal admission requirement and therefore has no need to rent additional living space to accommodate further persons.”

Excerpt from the response of the Eiken municipal council dated 25.01.21

Response from the Eiken municipal council

This initiative is part of the campaign “500 people for Aargau”.

The refugee camps in Greece are in dire straits. Several tens of thousands of refugees are locked up in camps under the most degrading conditions. Their situation is so unbearable that at Easter 2020, the three national churches of Switzerland jointly appealed to the Federal Council to alleviate the tragedy and accept 5000 refugees from Greece into Switzerland.

The campaign “500 people for the municipalities in Aargau” takes up this appeal and wants to achieve that municipalities and cities voluntarily increase their quota for taking in people. In this way, they can create the necessary capacity in and with the canton for the government to register the “free space” with the federal government for the admission of people from precarious camps. Numerous communes have already given positive feedback.

Ask your municipality in Aargau to take in people too. The requests are coordinated by the association Netzwerk Asyl Aargau.

Letter template “500 people for the municipalities in Aargau”.