“This was one of the reasons why we were witnessing more and more refugees moving onwards because it was impossible to sustain their lives in their first countries of asylum”, added Guterres, a former Portuguese Prime Minister who is soon exiting the role after nearly a decade as the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugee.
A record 522,134 refugees and migrants have landed in Europe by sea so far this year, the worldwide Organization for Migration said on Tuesday.
‘They will only do this if we lead by example, and this is why we will go into this meeting with the pledge to give additional 100 million euros to the global agencies of the United Nations that take care of refugees, ‘ he said.
Syrians have been exempt from deportation in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
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Basha, who has cousins fleeing from Syria to Europe, said refugees can be a valuable asset to the region.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced earlier this summer that this safe zone would constitute “the basis of 1.7 million Syrian refugees’ return”.
It would include $810m to assist refugees from and within Syria and Iraq – triple the amount Japan provided previous year – and $750m for peace building in the Middle East and Africa.
And a new survey released Monday by the Pew Research Center showed that Americans view immigrants from the Middle East the most negatively when compared with immigrants from other parts of the world.
Almost 6,000 miles in the other direction, the United States has also donated funds and relief support.
The worldwide Rescue Committee believes that the Obama administration’s decision to resettle 10,000 Syrians over the next year does not reflect the magnitude of the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War.
The U.S. State Department says it puts refugees through a rigorous, multi-layered security screening process.
In an emotional post on the White House website, Tanya Somanader, deputy director of digital content for the White House, brought the refugee crisis close to home. While pictures of desperate refugees flashed on television screens around the world, our prime minister on the election trail was educating the country about “tens of millions of people whose lives have been affected by what is going on in that part of the world”. What is needed is a three-pronged attack: open doors to refugees immediately, offer humanitarian aid and continue to participate in the military campaign. “It is critical to helping people where they are, so they are not forced to take perilous journeys on fierce seas or entrust their welfare to human smugglers”. The state receives $20 million per year in federal funding for refugee assistance, he said. “Therefore, when it comes to accepting refugees from Syria, it is imperative that the USA impose the highest level of scrutiny and security to protect our citizens from terrorist looking to exploit our hospitality”. But that will not be true this year. It was willing to provide equivalent humanitarian aid to Greece, without explicit loan forgiveness, to avoid giving a wrong signal to other indebted Euro nations (namely Spain, Portugal, Italy) in trouble. Millions of Syrian children have not been able to attend school for most of the past four years.
Their culture and ethnic composition is more cohesive (relative to Germany, France and other West European countries) which they are not willing to risk by allowing culturally different refugees in large numbers along with fear and suspicion about the radical Muslims (it is hard to distinguish radicals from others).