Responding To The European Refugee Crisis

The world has developed into a more unsettled place than it was at the end of the last century, War and conflicts, resource shortages and extreme weather has resulted in movements of population in different parts of the globe.

In Europe this is now a major issue facing many countries with hundreds of thousands of people on the move. It is raising many issues about accommodation, integration and human rights.

GlobalNet21 is holding a House of Commons Meeting with David Burrowes MP who has been deeply concerned with the human rights of people who are refugees both in terms of their settlement and also the sometimes inhuman conditions of their detention. David has long campaigned for the rights of refugees and for their fair treatment. He says,

'While there is a need to properly control our borders, people who arrive by fair means or foul must also be treated with dignity and respect throughout the immigration process. The current system is failing to sufficiently do this.'

The issue of migration and the plight of refugees and how we approach what will be a growing problem in a compassionate and humane way is one of the major concerns facing us.




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