Migration expert criticizes federal government in Moria crisis

Protest poster after the fire in the Moria refugee camp, about dts
Protest poster after the fire in the Moria refugee camp, about dts
Migration expert Olaf Kleist believes Germany's admission of 1.553 refugees is insufficient.

“The need for more admission places is obvious. 13.000 people lived in Moria, but that is only one of many camps that exist on the Greek islands, ”said Kleist, who works at the German Center for Integration and Migration Research, the news portal Watson.

These camps are not a solution, "but the acknowledgment of a failed refugee policy in recent years". There is an immediate humanitarian crisis that needs to be addressed. “The admission of these 13.000 refugees is the bare minimum.” The fact that the federal government still refuses to admit all refugees from Moria, he also attributes to the public debate, which is rather counterproductive: “Politicians turn the debate into a wrong one Directed. ”At the municipal level, the topic is discussed much less controversially. “People just help without starting a big discussion about it. We also have sham debates here, and we could help easily, quickly and unbureaucratically. ”Horst Seehofer's role as Minister of the Interior is also critical of Kleist:“ We see that migration policy is primarily assessed according to security policy standards. That means that a lot is about border security and little about how to provide humanitarian aid. That is not conducive to the debate. "