Moria camp, Lesbos; Credit: © Vincenzo Cardile

Europe Must Act, a European social movement calling for a humane migration policy, has announced protests across Luxembourg City this Sunday 20 September 2020, following the fire that burned down the Moria refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece.

The organisations Passerell, Catch a Smile, Lëtz Rise Up and ASTI have called on Luxembourg residents to express their indignation and demand the complete evacuation of the refugee camps in the Aegan islands. Simultaneous and socially distant events will be held from 16:00 to 18:00 on Sunday in Place Guillaume II, Place de la Gare, Parc Pescatore and Place d’Armes.

The organisers warned that it is no longer possible to defend human rights and the right to asylum in Luxembourg without acknowledging what is happening at the external borders of the European Union (EU). As such, they wish to rally to ensure that the nearly 30,00 children, women and men living in these camps are no longer trapped in this humanitarian and political crisis. The organisations added that, in the short term, the reception and integration of these individuals could be a burden, but in the long term, "it is up to us to turn it into an opportunity to rehabilitate both their dignity and our values of fundamental freedom for every human being". 

Registration is mandatory for participation in Sunday's protests in Google Docs

The public can also support this cause by taking photos to cover and relay these events, as well as signing the European petition entitled "Fire Moria Camp: Call for urgent evacuation and radical change".