“It is an illusion to think that any country can retreat behind its borders & simply hope the problem will go away. We need leadership & effective diplomacy...to focus on long-term peace based on justice, rights & accountability.”
“People flee not because of choice. They flee because they are driven by danger...
Rejection, pushing back, building walls does not solve the problem of global forced displacement...”
-@RefugeesChief launching UNHCR’s Global Trends Report in Berlin #now #withrefugees https://t.co/b0FlhPMPb2
Addressing students & faculty at the Free University Berlin on the question, “is there a refugee crisis or a crisis of solidarity?”, @RefugeesChief said...
“If there is a crisis, it is this incapacity, the inability of the world to resolve conflicts.” https://t.co/U7F0BSTk50
“I have worked for refugees for 35 years and there is one constant message I hear from them - they want education, even before food.
There is a refugee education crisis...”
But thanks to the German government’s DAFI scholarships, some hope.