Turning migrants away 'won't work': UN

    Turning migrants away 'won't work': UN

    May 16, Geneva: The UN high commissioner for refugees says the migrants crisis is now a global phenomenon and that simply turning them away "won't work".

    Filippo Grandi said that more nations had to help the "few countries" shouldering the burden, by increasing both funding and resettlement.

    He said spaking to the BBC that, last year, fewer than 1 percent of 20 million refugees had been resettled in another nation. More are fleeing conflict and hardship than at any other time in history.

    Later, the UN refugee agency's special envoy, Angelina Jolie-Pitt, will deliver a keynote speech, in which she will warn about the "fear of uncontrolled migration" and how it has "given space, and a false air of legitimacy, to those who promote a politics of fear and separation".

    The Oslo Times


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