Al Jazeera
September 2016


Analysis: UN refugee pledge — too little too late?

NEW YORK — In a city famous for taking in waves of migrants and refugees over the past century, 193 United Nations member states discussed on Monday what to do with the world's tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to be free - and agreed to keep discussing things for two more years.

After a vicious global debate that has resulted in anything other than what is inscribed on the Statue of Liberty, UN members - especially some European ones - have done all they can to avoid the millions of homeless and tempest-tossed refugees.

Borders have been sealed and asylum seekers denied and deported. Billions of dollars have been paid to one country, Turkey, to just stop to the flow of humanity into Europe.  read more →