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The refugee crisis must spark the pursuit of a more just world

Published 07/09/2015 | 02:30

Tragedy: the plight of refugees
Tragedy: the plight of refugees

The mounting refugee tragedy unfolding before our eyes is an alarm call, not just for Europe but for the United Nations. The international community needs to focus on how best to accommodate these traumatised and courageous people and identify and remove the causes of conflict exacerbation, so that hope can grow that their homelands can be made peaceful and habitable again.

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Voters in the West need to recognise fully the part that our countries have played in the evolution of the long-unfolding calamity.

Did their representatives at the UN make any effort to gain support for concerted action to restrain the politically influential power strategists and the arms dealers of the world, who make fortunes exploiting division and providing their vile products to men in conflict, often arming both sides in succession or even at once?

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