Angelina Jolie Pitt: Refugee system breaking down - BBC News

by Celine Semaan Vernon

"How we respond will determine whether we create a more stable world or face decades of far greater instability. At its extremes, the debate about refugees in western nations has been polarized– with on one hand, some peple calling for open borders and on the other hand, for the complete exclusion of all refugees...or worse: for certain groups of refugees. But policies should not be driven by emotion, by what might be termed as naïve humanitarianism... or by a rational fear and unacceptable prejudice. Instead we need to find a rational center, rebuilding public confidence and ensuring democratic consent for the long term approach that will be needed."

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