A PETITION has been launched to ask Glasgow City Council to take in a number of refugees and asylum seekers from Greek refugee camps. 

Glasgow Must Act, the Glasgow branch of Europe Must Act, launched the petition on March 17 asking the Council to provide shelter for a certain number of refugees currently residing in Greece. 

It is inspired by Berlin which declared itself ready to accept a similar number of refugees. 

Europe Must Act’s petition has more than 100,000 signatures, and is backed by 10 MEPs and 160 NGOs. 

A volunteer for Glasgow Must Act, said: “I volunteered with an NGO supporting residents of a refugee camp in Greece for two years, both in the field and remotely. 

“So far, 13 NGOs and more than 700 individuals have signed the Glasgow Must Act petition.” 

Find the petition here