UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the refugee crisis 27..9.16


This speech is from the UN high commissioner for human rights a must to read. 

"When millions of people see freedom's invitation only through the flapping canvas of a tent. When they carry their children and possessions on their backs, walking hundreds, perhaps thousands, of miles. When they and their families risk drowning, and are kept cramped in appalling detention centers and, once released, risk abuse by racists and xenophobes. There is no cause for comfort here."

If you missed United Nations Human Rights chief Zeid's powerful speech to world leaders at the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants this week:

 

"An epidemic of amnesia is at the heart of this moral collapse in some quarters. Many seem to have forgotten the two world wars - what happens when fear and anger are stoked by half-truths and outright lies. A density of hatred builds up. The pin is pulled. The timer, released. And humanity's rendez-vous with the 'demon of world history' beckons again.

The bigots and deceivers, in opposing greater responsibility-sharing, promote rupture. Some of them may well be in this hall this morning. If you are here, we say to you: We will continue to name you publicly. You may soon walk away from this hall. But not from the broader judgement of "we the people", all the world's people - not from us".

"When millions of people see freedom's invitation only through the flapping canvas of a tent. When they carry their children and possessions on their backs, walking hundreds, perhaps thousands, of miles. When they and their families risk drowning, and are kept cramped in appalling detention centers and, once released, risk abuse by racists and xenophobes. There is no cause for comfort here."

THIS SPEECH HAS BEEN LONG OVER DUE, now it's time the people start naming and shaming the bigots racists and fascists, the authorities around the world need to start arresting the people that spread hate towards suffering human being."

Thanks to Eric Kempson (Facebook)

 

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