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«Taking in refugees from the Moria camp»

Postulat d'urgence
Level: Municipality
Municipality: Brugg (AG)
Status: Accepted



Request to the city council of Brugg:

“Councilman Brugg is asked

  • to agree to take in 9 refugees from Moria;
  • to call on the canton and the Confederation to take the necessary measures to allow the reception of refugees from Moria;
  • to coordinate with the towns and municipalities in the canton of Aargau and with Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Lucerne, St. Gallen, Winterthur and Zurich, which take similar initiatives to receive refugees”.

The request for urgent procedure submitted by Urs Bürkler and Pascal Ammann concerning the reception of refugees from the Moria camp (Lesbos, Greece) is rejected.

29.01.21 The city of Brugg declares its willingness to take in refugees from Greek camps.

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”.


Press reports

Die Stadt Brugg ist bereit, einen humanitären Beitrag zu leisten
Der Brugger Einwohnerrat überweist mit 34 zu 14 Stimmen das Postulat von Björn Urs Bürkler (Grüne) und Pascal Ammann (SP) betreffend Aufnahme von Flüchtlingen aus dem Lager Moria.

Postulat eingereicht: Stadt soll mindestens neun Flüchtlinge aus Moria aufnehmen
Les conseils des habitants de Bruges, Björn Bürkler et Pascal Ammann, soumettent un postulat – mais celui-ci n’a pas été déclaré urgent.