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Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Europe should accept more refugees in need of safe resettlement

European countries are closing their borders to migrants, arguing that they have room only for “genuine” refugees, who cannot return to their home countries without risking their lives or freedom, says the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, in his latest Human Rights Comment published today


Yet Europe’s role to help such refugees into safety is relatively small. More ought to be done in cooperation with the United Nations’ refugee agency to offer resettlement to individuals stranded in refugee camps the world over.
 
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