UN urges global response to refugee crisis
16 May 2016, Nirapad News: The UN high commissioner for refugees has warned that asylum seekers have become a global fact that requires a global response.
Filippo Grandi said that more nations had to help the ‘few countries’ shouldering the burden and that ‘simply pushing people away won’t work’, BBC reports on Monday (May 16).
Last year, less than 1% of 20 million refugees had been resettled in another nation, he added.
Grandi was speaking to the BBC during a day of special live coverage examining how an age of unprecedented mobility is shaping our world.
BBC News World on the Move is a day of coverage dedicated to migration, and the effect it is having on our world.
A range of speakers, including the UNHCR’s special envoy Angelina Jolie-Pitt, and former British secret intelligence chief Sir Richard Dearlove, will set out the most important new ideas shaping our thinking on economic development, security and humanitarian assistance.