Shameful failure for EU regarding Syrian Refugees: Amnesty says

2013-12-16 01:51:02 | Al Muslim News
Shameful failure for EU regarding Syrian Refugees: Amnesty says

 

L eading international rights group Amnesty said that european leaders should hang their heads with shame over refusal to provide safe haven for Syrian refugees. “The EU has miserably failed to play its role in providing a safe path to the refugees who have only safe their lives with all the loses. The number of those it’s prepared to resettle is truly pitiful,” Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International, said in a statement. All the European leaders should hang their heads in shame on it, said in the statement. In a briefing entitled; "An international failure: The Syrian refugee crisis", Amnesty stated that European Union (EU) member states have only offered around 12,000 places to Syrian refugees as part of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee's goal of securing 30,000 places. The report highlighted a shameful failure of the EU in resettling Syrian refugees who have desperately left their homes to escape the running war. Winter conditions for the 2.2 million people who have fled Syria to neighboring countries are deteriorating rapidly..

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