New York, US (PANA) – Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International on Friday
said that unless world leaders decisively address the widespread disregard for
international law that is forcing millions of people from their homes, any moves
to improve the humanitarian system will fail to tackle the underlying causes of
the refugee crisis,
The call was contained in a statement issued ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit
taking place on 23-24 May in Istanbul, Turkey.
Amnesty International Secretary-General Salil Shetty said: “Mass violations
of international humanitarian law and international human rights law are behind
this global refugee crisis. Conflicts are fast becoming a free-for-all, with the price
paid by civilians.
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