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The Mayor's Office urges the Government of Spain to the prompt reception of the 17,337 Syrian refugees whom it undertook to receive from the fields of Greece (13/05/2017)

The mayor of Totana, Juan José Cánovas, has raised a motion to the next full May in which he urges the Government of Spain to the prompt reception of Syrian refugees who promised to receive from the fields of Greece

In the proposal of the first mayor, advocates to significantly streamline the process of transfer of refugees to Spain through their relocation and resettlement so that the commitments agreed by the European Union to accommodate the 17,337 Asylum seekers in our country.

According to the Mayor's motion, the Syrian refugee crisis is the greatest human drama since World War II.

There are about 6 million refugees who have left Syria fleeing from death and are settled in several countries, such as Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Greece, Serbia, etcetera.

In addition, it is said that it is a humanitarian requirement to welcome these men, women and children who simply want to live, but it is also a legal duty to welcome them, as recognized in Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Geneva Convention of 1951 and the New York Protocol of 1967.

The Spanish State also recognizes it in its Constitution and regulates it through its Law of Asylum, and is included in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union of 2007.

On 22 September 2015 European Union leaders agreed on an emergency relocation mechanism to share responsibility for asylum seekers.

Spain pledged to the EU to receive 17,337 refugees, of whom only 1,237 applicants for international protection have so far been accepted.

In addition, at the request of the organization "Amnesty International", the Regional Assembly of Murcia issued an institutional statement on 30 December in order to streamline the process of transfer of refugees to Spain, which was signed by the four parliamentary spokesmen Of the PP, PSOE, Podemos and Citizens.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana

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