Released 00:01 GMT on 12 October 2015
Eight-point plan to respond to global refugee crisis
•Only a tenth of 1.15 million most vulnerable refugees being resettled
• 86% of refugees now hosted in developing countries
• UN refugee appeals chronically and severely underfunded
The catastrophic moral failure of world leaders who dither and squabble among themselves while callously leaving millions of people to suffer in disastrous humanitarian conditions will define their legacy for generations to come, said Amnesty International today as it released an eight-point plan to tackle the multiple global refugee crises.
Horrific violence in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and multiple conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere have brought the global refugee population to historic highs. Meanwhile Southeast Asia’s “sailing season” is again getting under way, with many more refugees likely to join the thousands of Rohingya who have fled persecution in Myanmar, only to fall prey to trafficking and other abuses.