#LeaveNoOneBehind: Prevent the Corona catastrophe now – also at the external borders!
To meet this Coronavirus crisis, we need solidarity.
Coronavirus will hit especially hard for those who already have difficulties. That includes refugees at Europe’s external borders, as well as the homeless, and the old and the sick everywhere. The corona-crisis might distract us from the suffering of those seeking protection, but violence and humanitarian disaster continue. That’s why it is important to stick together, now more than ever.
For Europe to confront this pandemic in unity, overcrowded refugee camps must be evacuated quickly. The Greek mainland needs support in this, as do the people in the Greek islands.
Currently, in Lesbos’s Camp Moria alone, over 20,000 people live in a camp built to accommodate only 3,000 people. Quarantine, hand-washing or social-distancing are essential at this moment, but if you live in Moria, none of this is possible. These people are threatened with infection, faced with a lack of humanitarian care and left to their fate. If the virus breaks out in such a camp, it will be almost impossible to stop it from spreading.
Anyone who does not act now will be complicit in the disaster that threatens those in need.
Read the petition on Change.org.