John Ging, Operations Director for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
While States have the right to define their own immigration policies, they should do so in respect for human dignity and basic rights, he stated.
“All this can be done, and needs to be done, in ways that ensure protection is granted to those who need it,” Mr. Guterres stressed. “This means guaranteeing their access to territory, fair treatment of their asylum claims, and adequate integration policies that contribute to social harmony. UN urges better protection for world’s forcibly displaced, stateless people
“I don’t have a problem with another Alawi President,” said Fadi, 31, referring to Assad’s minority sect, which represents about 12% of Syria’s largely Sunni population.
“Regardless of what politicians overseas fear, they must know that we want democracy,” said Mohammad, 26, who was uploading a video of testimony from a refugee. “Nothing fuels religious extremism more than poverty and oppression. They know that, don’t they? Refugees in the Dark: Fleeing a Devastated Syrian Town