World faces crisis of migration governance

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Refugees at Reception Centre in Rome. Over the last year humanitarian emergencies and conflict across the world have led to the worst displacement since the Second World War. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

The world faces a crisis over the way it has managed migration according to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Over the last year humanitarian emergencies and conflict across the world have led to the worst displacement since the Second World War.

Daniel Dickinson reports.

In 2015 alone, more than 650,000 people have fled to Europe to escape conflict and insecurity in their home country.

They've come from Afghanistan, Syria, Eritrea, Iraq and many other places.

Presenting his annual report to the UN General Assembly, High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said when people's rights are abused, insecurity takes over.

"The turmoil and crises that the international community faces clearly demonstrate the disasters that may occur when human rights are neglected and ground down."

And he added that the record number of people who are migrating requires action.

"We face a crisis of migration governance globally, and in several regions.   More effective approaches, grounded in the human rights of the people concerned, are urgently needed."

Zeid said that the work of his office in defence of human rights had had a significant impact on the lives of millions of individuals worldwide.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations

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