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Поможем беженцам вместе

ЛОНДОН – Этот год, возможно, станет самым важным в истории защиты беженцев и регулирования миграции с момента подписания Женевской конвенции в 1951 году. В зависимости от того выбора, который мы сделаем, мы или поспособствуем созданию более открытых обществ, основанных на тесном международном сотрудничестве, или же поможем авторитарным правительствам и их националистической повестке дня. Итак, мы должны отнестись к этому вопросу как к очень серьёзному и исключительно срочному.

Кризис мигрантов и беженцев в Средиземноморье, Азии, Африке и Центральной Америке стал причиной массовых и ужасающих человеческих страданий. Значение этого трудно преувеличить – неспособность мира помочь самым уязвимым людям планеты отражает невероятный сбой в морали международного сообщества.

Нам грозит потеря коллективного понимания важности многосторонних систем и международного сотрудничества. Когда мы отказываемся защищать тех, кто столкнулся с преследованиями, мы не только подвергаем опасности этих людей; мы нарушаем наши гражданские принципы и ставим под угрозу нашу собственную свободу.

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