Archive for September 8th, 2015


Appeal to UK to Talk with Syrian Government and Islamic Militants to Help Solve Middle East Refugee Crisis

Human Wrongs Watch

By Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate*

7 September 2015 – TRANSCEND Media Service

Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire calls upon the UK government to move from military proposals, such as bombing Syria, to humanitarian solutions in tackling the refugee crisis, one of the greatest tragedies and human suffering facing Europe since the WWII.

Mairead Maguire

Mairead Maguire

The arrival of thousands of refugees and migrants from Middle East and African countries into Europe–many of whom have died on the journey–forces us to ask ‘how can they be helped immediately?’

Why are they fleeing their countries? How can the root cause of the problem be solved?

Bombing of Syria, as proposed by the UK Prime Minister, will only force more refugees to flee Syria taking extraordinary risks with their lives to find some security and safety from their war-torn lands.

She said,

“The UK Government has a moral responsibility to the refugees fleeing in fear across Europe. They are the victims of wars, invasions and occupations of their countries.   Successive British administrations have spent billions on wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, plus a covert intervention in Syria.

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