PROTESTORS IN DENMARK CALL ON GOVERNMENT TO ACCEPT MORIA CAMP REFUGEES


18/09/2020




Selin ATAY-TDO- While many countries in Europe have accepted irregular migrants in Moria, an asylum-seeker camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, Denmark's silence on the issue has been protested in the country.

Demonstrators at a protest in Copenhagen demanded that unescorted children be brought to Denmark among irregular migrants who have no place to shelter after last week's fire.

The demonstration, led by the Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke, called for Denmark to follow the path of other European countries and bring unaccompanied children from the Moria asylum camp to the country. The demonstration also organized by Amnesty International, Team Humanity and the Danish Refugee Charity.

Protestors stand in homage to migrants in Moria, paying attention to social distance and adhering to the use of masks.

“Denmark must take responsibility for unaccompanied children at the Moria asylum camp” the Secretary General of ActionAid Denmark Tim Whyte told reporters after the demonstration.

"We need to share responsibility for this across Europe," Whyte said in a statement. “We have all seen together that only Greece cannot bear this responsibility, "he said.

Comparing the living conditions of refugees staying in the camp to "prison" conditions, Whyte said that although the Moria camp, where refugees seeking asylum from Europe were gathered, had a capacity of 3 thousand people, 13 thousand people were living when the fire broke out.

Stressing that local politicians and many families in Denmark are ready to accept unaccompanied children in Moria, Whyte said that Parliament must approve for unaccompanied children to be accepted.


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