U.N. refugee summit: No cause for comfort

by Tharanga Yakupitiyage

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar refused entry by border guards in Bangladesh in 2012. Photo: © Anurup Titu/IPS
Rohingya refugees from Myanmar refused entry by border guards in Bangladesh in 2012. Photo: © Anurup Titu/IPS

With record numbers of forcibly displaced persons around the world, many were left disappointed by the outcome of a high level UN summit designed to address the issue by bringing together world leaders on the sidelines of the UN’s annual General Assembly. During the first-ever summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants, global leaders approved a declaration that aims to implement a more coordinated, comprehensive and humane refugee response.

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