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«Neuchâtel agrees to take in refugees from Moria»

Öffentliche Solidaritätsbekundung
Level: Canton
Municipality: Neuchâtel (NE)
Status: Accepted


Neuchâtel in September 2020

After the fire in Moria, Neuchâtel declares its solidarity with the refugees on the Greek islands.

In the canton of Neuchâtel, a debate took place at the end of September before the Grand Council (cantonal legislature), in which an urgent motion was voted on. The motion called on the Federal Council to accept more refugees from the island of Lesbos. Together with many other Swiss cities, Neuchâtel will lobby the Swiss Confederation to allow more people to be accommodated in Switzerland.

Zurich had demanded that the federal authorities immediately convene a national conference on the direct reception of refugees. Numerous cities and municipalities are willing to take in people from Moria. It is now up to the federal government to finally make use of this offer.


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