UN calls for cessation of discrimination against refugees

NEW YORK, Feb. 01 (MNA) – UN Secretary General António Guterres demanded Tuesday the end of discrimination against refugees and also warned that blind measures against terrorism have proven to be ineffective.

"The nations have the right, even the obligation, to responsibly control their borders to prevent the entry of terrorists, but this can not based in any way on discrimination against religion, ethnic group or nationality," he warned.
Even though Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman for the secretary general, stated that Guterres's stance is a global call, which does not mention specific governments, in keeping with those tensions caused by US President Donald Trump's decision to veto the entry of people from seven Muslims nations to US.
Guterres insisted that discrimination against human beings goes against the fundamental principles of societies and rockets anxiety, discomfort and states of opinion which are nurtured by terrorists for their propaganda.
In his statement, the UN Secretary-General reiterated that the actions against the international regime for refugees protection are worrisome enough.
Those conflict-fleeing people are increasingly finding closed borders and restrictive measures, despite the fact that international laws promote their reception, he regreted.
In addition to the United States, several European countries have taken discriminatory and restrictive measures to stem the flow of migrants and refugees on the planet, a direct after-effect of conflicts, poverty and climate change impact.
According to the United Nations, over 65 million people have abandoned their homes, most of them to flee from violence and extremism in crisis such as Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Afghanistan.

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