Groups Petition The City Council Of Krakow To Accept Syrians


On Wednesday, February 15th, a coalition of Maria Amin (Hundred Years Of Womens’ Voices Initiative), sister Anna Bodzińska (Sisters of the Mother of God of Sinia), Anetta Dziedzic (Muslim Center In Krakow) and Joanna Grzymała-Moszczyńska (Razem Party) delivered a petition signed by 1,600 residents of the city supporting the settlement of a Syrian family in Krakow to officials in city hall. The signatures were collected both online and in person. The group said they have secured accommodations and psychological care for a family.



Meanwhile, the Polish Medical Mission is petitioning the City Council of Krakow to accept five children from Aleppo for treatment in Krakow. The children are currently in Turkey, two of whom lost limbs in the conflict. On Wednesday evening, in a vote of 40-0, city councilors approved a draft resolution supporting the invitation of the children by the President of Krakow, reports Gazeta Wyborcza.

However, it is only the Lesser Poland Voivodeship that can issue a formal invitation. The Lesser Poland Voivodeship has to consult with the Ministry of Internal Affairs And Administration and it is ultimately at the federal level where the decision to accept Syrians is made.

Photo via Gazeta Wyborcza