Cities have "humanitarian duty" to accept migrants

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Children, women and men who have fled their homes amid the ongoing refugee and migrant crisis, stand outside small tents in a park next to the bus and train stations in Belgrade, the Serbian capital. Photo: UNICEF/ Shubuckl

Cities, especially in Europe, have a "humanitarian duty" to accept migrants according to the chief of the UN settlements agency, UN Habitat.

Last year, one and a half million Syrians arrived in Europe after fleeing their country, the majority of whom are hoping to build new lives in urban areas.

Joan Clos, the Executive Director of UN Habitat, is describing the increased levels of migration as the "new normal."

Daniel Dickinson asked him why migration is an urban issue.

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