Dear all, I am Ann, am rather new to the Forum. I live in Amsterdam, I work with refugees and (undocumented) migrants here.
I work with a group of undocumented migrants who have very little protection in Amsterdam. The city offers them a place to sleep at night -Bed Bath Bread- but they have to leave during the day, they don’t receive any other support. At this moment the location is too small, so often people have to find a space in homeless shelters.
Amsterdam is a rich city, full of resources, but this group is systematically excluded from them. Lobbying hasn’t helped, which is why we want to set up City Rights: an initiative to unlock the resources in the city for all citizens. Citizens should have access to shelter and showers, to an occupation.
We are reaching out to other initiatives, to find examples which have worked, which we can put in practice here. Please don’t be shy, am looking forward to hear from you.
All my best,