Geneva: MNA collective suspends occupation of Grütli – News Switzerland: French-speaking Switzerland

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In Geneva, the collective struggle for unaccompanied minor migrants (MNA) has decided to temporarily leave the occupation of the Maison des arts du Grütli, after 13 days of occupation. Provisional accommodation has been found by the Geneva authorities for the fifteen young people present in the cultural center.

Defenders of unaccompanied minors, however, want a lasting solution for these minors, including follow-up and training possibilities, and remain vigilant. “We are ready to re-mobilize as soon as necessary to ensure that the City and the State of Geneva will follow through on their promises,” they said on Friday.

Precarious situation

The collective fighting for unaccompanied minors also demands solutions for young people between 18 and 25 years old. They must also benefit from specific care. The municipality has secured twenty places in emergency accommodation for 30 days, but the situation of these young people remains precarious, note the activists.

The City of Geneva, owner of the Grütli, declares, for its part, happy that a temporary solution has been found to the satisfaction of all parties. The municipality recalls, however, that the care of these adolescents not eligible for asylum is the responsibility of the canton. (Ps / nxp)

Created: 24.01.2020, 18h49

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