Respect the dignity of migrants fleeing to Europe

30 September 2015

Refugees fleeing Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, deserve to be treated with dignity not suspicion, said the head of the International Organization for Migration, or IOM.

Speaking before Wednesday’s high-level UN meeting on migration, which is expected to focus on the exodus from the Middle-East to Europe, Director General William Swing, said the inter-governmental organisation was there to help both migrants and host countries cope.

Reem Abaza spoke to Mr Swing and asked him whether Europeans were right to view the current situation as a crisis.

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