On Sunday, doctors called on the European Union to abide by the immigration agreement with Turkey, and to transfer asylum seekers from the camps to safe places, due to the spread of the Coruna virus.
This came in an open invitation published by the two Dutch doctors, Saint van der Koch and Stephen van de Vijver, on the “en.sosmoria.eu” website.
5 thousand and 24 doctors signed the call, and received support from 25,313 people.
“The refugee camps of Greece host more than their capacity, which will bring the disaster to Europe,” the invitation said.
The invitation indicated that the camp “Moria” on the Greek island of Medelli, hosts more than 40 thousand asylum seekers, compared to a limited number of doctors working in it.
and added: “To ignore this situation would be a serious violation of European health values.”
Doctors stated that the European Union did not abide by the immigration agreement that it signed with Turkey 4 years ago, as it did not receive its share of asylum seekers as stipulated in the agreement.
The doctors continued: “Gathering asylum-seekers in the camps on the Greek islands is not a solution.”
The doctors called on European Union leaders to abide by the immigration agreement with Turkey, and to transfer asylum seekers to safe places, within the continent.
On March 18, 2016, Turkey and the European Union reached 3 related agreements on immigration, re-admission of asylum seekers, and cancellation of entry visas for Turkish citizens.
Ankara has complied with its obligation regarding the first two agreements, while Brussels has not done so with its obligation to cancel the entry visa for Turks.