Refugees and migrants can help build inclusive European societies

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Refugees wait in front of the State Office for Health and Social Affairs (LaGeSo) in Berlin, Germany, 28 January 2016.

Refugees and migrants can help build inclusive European societies


In 2016, let us embrace the migrants fleeing war, torture and abject misery to seek sanctuary and refuge in Europe. The distraught faces of families who have survived the treacherous sea passage to reach safety tell us what we need to know; no-one risks their life and the lives of their children unless they sense death at their heels.
If we fail to respond, we deny our humanity, our common values. We have a duty to provide sanctuary for those seeking asylum. And, when they arrive, as the Counci...


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