“I renew my heartfelt appeal for the international community to act promptly and decisively to avoid the repetition of similar tragedies and to guarantee the safety and dignity of all.”
Donor nations need to go back to a focus on the “integral care of the person”. What Africans want most of all is basic healthcare for all and that women give birth safely, says Uju Ekeocha, a Nigerian pro life campaigner.
Bishop Paul McAleenan stated that society in England has experienced a significant rise in hate crime since the 2016 referendum and last year’s terror attacks.
The introduction of a more general right to work from June, for those who can avail of it, should ease some of the stress people experience while waiting. Ultimately, however, they need certainty about their fate to move forward with their lives – Enda O’Neill, Head of Office with UNHCR Ireland.
It is vital to understand the many reasons for migration, including those fleeing from wars, and to avoid making migrants "scapegoats for everything that creates the problems of the world today" - WCC
Some European politicians have said ‘if we save lives we act as an attraction for more people to try to come’ - that is outrageous immorality: Peter Sutherland.
“The world urgently needs to bring peace to Syria to stop the completely unacceptable suffering of the Syrian people" - Éamonn Meehan, Executive Director, Trócaire.