04 April 2012
Put pressure on the EU to resettle more refugees

Choucha Refugee Camp, Tunisia © Amnesty International

 

The European Union (EU) is adopting a common EU resettlement scheme and countries in the European Union are being asked to pledge by the 1 May 2012 how many refugees they will resettle in 2013. Take action to ensure that sufficient numbers are being pledged: send an email to the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union

EU States join the programme voluntarily and can receive funding from the European Refugee Fund for each person they resettled under a specific set of criteria.

1 May is the deadline for states to submit the estimated number of people they plan to resettle in 2013 in order to make use of additional funding that is available from the scheme. 

Write to the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union and ask the Minister to encourage as many states to take part in the programme and make a real commitment towards resettling refugees.

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