Refugees have the right to be protected | António Guterres

Refugees have the right to be protected | António Guterres


Bruno Giussani: Commissioner,
thank you for coming to TED. António Guterres: Pleasure. BG: Let’s start with a figure. During 2015, almost one million refugees
and migrants arrived in Europe from many different countries, of course, from Syria and Iraq,
but also from Afghanistan and Bangladesh and Eritrea and elsewhere. And there have been reactions
of two different kinds: welcoming parties and border fences. But I want to look at it a little bit from the short-term
and the long-term perspective. And the first question is very simple: Why has the movement of refugees
spiked so fast in the last six months? AG: Well, I think, basically,
what triggered this huge increase was the Syrian refugee group. There has been an increased movement
into Europe from Africa, from Asia, but slowly growing, and all of a sudden
we had this massive increase in the first months of this year. Why? I think there are three reasons, two long-term ones and the trigger. The long-term ones,
in relation to Syrians, is that hope is less and less
clear for people. I mean, they look at their own country and they don’t see much hope
to go back home, because there is no political solution, so there is no light
at the end of the tunnel. Second, the living conditions of the Syrians in the neighboring
countries have been deteriorating. We just had research with the World Bank, and 87 percent of the Syrians in Jordan and 93 percent of the Syrians in Lebanon live below the national poverty lines. Only half of the children go to school, which means that people
are living very badly. Not only are they refugees, out of home, not only have they suffered
what they have suffered, but they are living in very,
very dramatic conditions. And then the trigger
was when all of a sudden, international aid decreased. The World Food Programme was forced,
for lack of resources, to cut by 30 percent food support
to the Syrian refugees. They’re not allowed to work, so they are totally dependent
on international support, and they felt, “The world
is abandoning us.” And that, in my opinion, was the trigger. All of a sudden, there was a rush, and people started to move
in large numbers and, to be absolutely honest, if I had been in the same situation and I would have been brave
enough to do it, I think I would have done the same. BG: But I think what surprised
many people is it’s not only sudden, but it wasn’t supposed to be sudden. The war in Syria has been
happening for five years. Millions of refugees are in camps
and villages and towns around Syria. You have yourself warned
about the situation and about the consequences
of a breakdown of Libya, for example, and yet Europe looked totally unprepared. AG: Well, unprepared because divided, and when you are divided,
you don’t want to recognize the reality. You prefer to postpone decisions, because you do not have
the capacity to make them. And the proof is that even when
the spike occurred, Europe remained divided and was unable to put in place
a mechanism to manage the situation. You talk about one million people. It looks enormous, but the population of the European Union
is 550 million people, which means we are talking about one
per every [550] Europeans. Now, in Lebanon, we have one refugee
per three Lebanese. And Lebanon? Struggling,
of course, but it’s managing. So, the question is: is this something
that could have been managed if — not mentioning the most
important thing, which would have been
addressing the root causes, but forgetting about root causes for now, looking at the phenomenon as it is — if Europe were able to come
together in solidarity to create an adequate
reception capacity of entry points? But for that, the countries at entry
points need to be massively supported, and then screening the people
with security checks and all the other mechanisms, distributing those that are coming
into all European countries, according to the possibilities
of each country. I mean, if you look at
the relocation program that was approved by the Commission,
always too little too late, or by the Council, too little too late — BG: It’s already breaking down. AG: My country is supposed
to receive four thousand. Four thousand in Portugal means nothing. So this is perfectly manageable
if it is managed, but in the present circumstances,
the pressure is at the point of entry, and then, as people move
in this chaotic way through the Balkans, then they come to Germany,
Sweden, basically, and Austria. They are the three countries that are,
in the end, receiving the refugees. The rest of Europe is looking
without doing much. BG: Let me try to bring up
three questions, playing a bit devil’s advocate. I’ll try to ask them, make them blunt. But I think the questions are very present in the minds of many people
in Europe right now, The first, of course, is about numbers. You say 550 million versus one million
is not much, but realistically, how many people can Europe take? AG: Well, that is a question
that has no answer, because refugees have
the right to be protected. And there is such a thing
as international law, so there is no way you can say,
“I take 10,000 and that’s finished.” I remind you of one thing: in Turkey, at the beginning of the crisis,
I remember one minister saying, “Turkey will be able to receive
up to 100,000 people.” Turkey has now two million
three-hundred thousand or something of the sort,
if you count all refugees. So I don’t think it’s fair to say
how many we can take. What it is fair to say is:
how we can we organize ourselves to assume our international
responsibilities? And Europe has not been able to do so, because basically, Europe is divided
because there is no solidarity in the European project. And it’s not only about refugees;
there are many other areas. And let’s be honest, this is the moment
in which we need more Europe instead of less Europe. But as the public less and less believes
in European institutions, it is also each time more difficult
to convince the public that we need more Europe
to solve these problems. BG: We seem to be at the point where the numbers turn into political
shifts, particularly domestically. We saw it again this weekend in France, but we have seen it over
and over in many countries: in Poland and in Denmark
and in Switzerland and elsewhere, where the mood changes radically
because of the numbers, although they are not very significant
in absolute numbers. The Prime Minister of — AG: But, if I may, on these: I mean, what does a European see at home in a village where there are no migrants? What a European sees is, on television, every single day, a few months ago,
opening the news every single day, a crowd coming, uncontrolled, moving from border to border, and the images on television
were of hundreds or thousands of people moving. And the idea is that nobody
is taking care of it — this is happening without any
kind of management. And so their idea was,
“They are coming to my village.” So there was this completely false idea
that Europe was being invaded and our way of life is going to change,
and everything will — And the problem is that if this
had been properly managed, if people had been properly received, welcomed, sheltered at point of entry,
screened at point of entry, and the moved by plane
to different European countries, this would not have scared people. But, unfortunately, we have
a lot of people scared, just because Europe was not able
to do the job properly. BG: But there are villages in Germany with 300 inhabitants and 1,000 refugees. So, what’s your position? How do you imagine these people reacting? AG: If there would be a proper
management of the situation and the proper distribution
of people all over Europe, you would always have
the percentage that I mentioned: one per each 2,000. It is because things are not
properly managed that in the end we have situations that are totally impossible to live with,
and of course if you have a village — in Lebanon, there are many villages that have more Syrians than Lebanese;
Lebanon has been living with that. I’m not asking for the same
to happen in Europe, for all European villages to have
more refugees than inhabitants. What I am asking is for Europe
to do the job properly, and to be able to organize itself
to receive people as other countries in the world
were forced to do in the past. BG: So, if you look at the global
situation not only at Europe — (Applause) BG: Yes! (Applause) BG: If you look at the global situation,
so, not only at Europe, I know you can make
a long list of countries that are not really stepping up, but I’m more interested
in the other part — is there somebody
who’s doing the right thing? AG: Well, 86 percent
of the refugees in the world are in the developing world. And if you look at
countries like Ethiopia — Ethiopia has received
more than 600,000 refugees. All the borders in Ethiopia are open. And they have, as a policy, they call the “people to people” policy
that every refugee should be received. And they have South Sudanese, they have Sudanese, they have Somalis. They have all the neighbors. They have Eritreans. And, in general, African countries are extremely
welcoming of refugees coming, and I would say that in the Middle East and in Asia, we have seen a tendency
for borders to be open. Now we see some problems
with the Syrian situation, as the Syrian situation evolved
into also a major security crisis, but the truth is that for a large period, all borders in the Middle East were open. The truth is that for Afghans, the borders of Pakistan and Iran
were open for, at the time, six million Afghans that came. So I would say that even today,
the trend in the developing world has been for borders to be open. The trend in the developed world
is for these questions to become more and more complex, especially when there is,
in the public opinion, a mixture of discussions between refugee
protections on one side and security questions — in my opinion,
misinterpreted — on the other side. BG: We’ll come back to that too, but you mentioned the cutting
of funding and the vouchers from the World Food Programme. That reflects the general underfunding
of the organizations working on these issues. Now that the world seems to have woken up, are you getting more funding
and more support, or it’s still the same? AG: We are getting more support. I would say that we are coming
close to the levels of last year. We were much worse during the summer. But that is clearly insufficient
to address the needs of the people and address the needs of the countries that are supporting the people. And here we have a basic review
of the criteria, the objectives, the priorities of development
cooperation that is required. For instance, Lebanon and Jordan
are middle-income countries. Because they are middle-income countries, they cannot receive soft loans
or grants from the World Bank. Now, today this doesn’t make any sense, because they are providing
a global public good. They have millions of refugees there, and to be honest, they are pillars
of stability in the region, with all the difficulties they face, and the first line of defense
of our collective security. So it doesn’t make sense that these countries
are not a first priority in development cooperation policies. And they are not. And not only do the refugees live
in very dramatic circumstances inside those countries, but the local communities
themselves are suffering, because salaries went down, because there are more unemployed, because prices and rents went up. And, of course, if you look
at today’s situation of the indicators in these countries, it is clear that, especially
their poor groups of the population, are living worse and worse
because of the crisis they are facing. BG: Who should be providing this support? Country by country, international
organizations, the European Union? Who should be coming up with this support? AG: We need to join all efforts. It’s clear that bilateral
cooperation is essential. It’s clear that multilateral
cooperation is essential. It’s clear that international financial
institutions should have flexibility in order to be able to invest
more massively in support to these countries. We need to combine all the instruments
and to understand that today, in protracted situations,
at a certain moment, that it doesn’t make sense anymore
to make a distinction between humanitarian aid
and development aid or development processes. Because you are talking
about children in school, you are talking about health, you are talking about infrastructure
that is overcrowded. You are talking about things
that require a long-term perspective, a development perspective and not only an emergency
humanitarian aid perspective. BG: I would like your comment on something that was in newspapers this morning. It is a statement made
by the current front-runner for the Republican nomination
for US President, Donald Trump. Yesterday, he said this. (Laughter) No, listen to this. It’s interesting. I quote: “I am calling for a total
and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the US, until our country’s representatives
can figure out what’s going on.” How do you react to that? AG: Well, it’s not only Donald Trump. We have seen several people
around the world with political responsibility
saying, for instance, that Muslims refugees
should not be received. And the reason why they say this is because they think
that by doing or saying this, they are protecting
the security of their countries. Now, I’ve been in government. I am very keen on the need for governments to protect the security of their countries and their people. But if you say, like that, in the US or in any European country, “We are going to close our doors
to Muslim refugees,” what you are saying
is the best possible help for the propaganda
of terrorist organizations. Because what you are saying — (Applause) What you are saying will be heard
by all the Muslims in your own country, and it will pave the way
for the recruitment and the mechanisms that,
through technology, Daesh and al-Nusra, al-Qaeda,
and all those other groups are today penetrating in our societies. And it’s just telling them,
“You are right, we are against you.” So obviously, this is creating
in societies that are all multiethnic, multi-religious, multicultural, this is creating a situation
in which, really, it is much easier for the propaganda
of these terrorist organizations to be effective in recruiting
people for terror acts within the countries where these kinds
of sentences are expressed. BG: Have the recent attacks in Paris
and the reactions to them made your job more difficult? AG: Undoubtedly. BG: In what sense? AG: In the sense that, I mean,
for many people the first reaction in relation to these kinds of terrorist
attacks is: close all borders — not understanding that the terrorist
problem in Europe is largely homegrown. We have thousands and thousands
of European fighters in Syria and in Iraq, so this is not something that you solve
by just not allowing Syrians to come in. And I must say, I am convinced that the passport that appeared, I believe, was put
by the person who has blown — BG: — himself up, yeah. AG: [I believe] it was on purpose, because part of the strategies
of Daesh is against refugees, because they see refugees as people
that should be with the caliphate and are fleeing to the crusaders. And I think that is part of Daesh’s
strategy to make Europe react, closing its doors to Muslim refugees and having an hostility
towards Muslims inside Europe, exactly to facilitate Daesh’s work. And my deep belief is that
it was not the refugee movement that triggered terrorism. I think, as I said, essentially terrorism in Europe
is today a homegrown movement in relation to the global situation
that we are facing, and what we need is exactly
to prove these groups wrong, by welcoming and integrating effectively those that are coming
from that part of the world. And another thing that I believe
is that to a large extent, what we are today paying for in Europe is the failures of integration models that didn’t work in the ’60s,
in the ’70s, in the ’80s, in relation to big migration flows
that took place at that time and generated what is today
in many of the people, for instance, of the second generation of communities, a situation of feeling marginalized, having no jobs, having improper education, living in some of the neighborhoods
that are not adequately provided by public infrastructure. And this kind of uneasiness,
sometimes even anger, that exists in this second generation is largely due to the failure
of integration policies, to the failure of what should have been
a much stronger investment in creating the conditions for people
to live together and respect each other. For me it is clear. (Applause) For me it is clear that all societies
will be multiethnic, multicultural, multi-religious in the future. To try to avoid it is,
in my opinion, impossible. And for me it’s a good thing
that they will be like that, but I also recognize that,
for that to work properly, you need a huge investment in the social cohesion
of your own societies. And Europe, to a large extent,
failed in that investment in the past few decades. BG: Question: You are stepping down
from your job at the end of the year, after 10 years. If you look back at 2005, when you entered that office
for the first time, what do you see? AG: Well, look: In 2005, we were helping
one million people go back home in safety and dignity,
because conflicts had ended. Last year, we helped 124,000. In 2005, we had about 38 million people
displaced by conflict in the world. Today, we have more than 60 million. At that time, we had had, recently, some conflicts that were solved. Now, we see a multiplication
of new conflicts and the old conflicts never died: Afghanistan, Somalia,
Democratic Republic of Congo. It is clear that the world today
is much more dangerous than it was. It is clear that the capacity
of the international community to prevent conflicts
and to timely solve them, is, unfortunately, much worse
than what it was 10 years ago. There are no clear
power relations in the world, no global governance mechanisms that work, which means that we live in a situation where impunity and unpredictability
tend to prevail, and that means that more and more people suffer, namely those that are
displaced by conflicts. BG: It’s a tradition in American politics that when a President leaves
the Oval Office for the last time, he leaves a handwritten note
on the desk for his successor that walks in a couple of hours later. If you had to write such a note
to your successor, Filippo Grandi, what would you write? AG: Well, I don’t think
I would write any message. You know, one of the terrible things
when one leaves an office is to try to become the backseat driver, always telling the new one what to do. So that, I will not do. If I had to say something to him, it would be, “Be yourself,
and do your best.” BG: Commissioner, thank you
for the job you do. Thank you for coming to TED. (Applause)

100 Replies to “Refugees have the right to be protected | António Guterres”

  1. Set up UNHCR camps in the area. I'll gladly pay my share. What I'm not going to accept is millions of welfare leeches walking into my country and staying here forever.

  2. And apparently, many TED viewers are just as stupid as the average Facebook user. You see a title you don't like and you switch to auto-rant mode. Just don't let the actual content get in the way of your indignation.

  3. Swede talking, two questions.
    Why doesnt the arab world help?
    Why doesnt asia help? China is closer Syria than Sweden, dont talk about europe, talk about the world.

  4. "Refugees Have the Right to Be Protected "?? How about "Europe Has the Right to Be Protected"! How about "Cultures which took thousands of years and endless blood to create and maintain, have the right to be protected"!? How about "Human rights, Democracy, Freedom of speech, rights for women, rights for gays and Liberal culture – have the right to be protected"!!??

    Ted is run by a bunch of Regressive leftists.

  5. I lost faith in humanity when I read all the comments below. So despicable. How can you be so inhumane towards people who suffer.

  6. Of course they have right, and of course there is not everything right with those rights. One point of view – they are not guilty that they act not like "normal" people (us), yes, we do not think they are able to integrate and probably we are right. But we have another big problem in our "white community" – we are that much selfish to blame them to be from different culture (I just imagine that they have any idea in their heads that they are bad – because they have no understandings about whats is good according to us….

  7. To the pro-refugee community:
    It seems that you are ignorant enough to not inform yourself with real news sources. There have been soft indications of an economic recession hitting the global market late last year. This month has made it very clear where the economy is headed. Please let us know if you're still willing to support refugees with your taxes while you're struggling to put food on the table for your family.
    Sincerely, The GTFO party.

  8. No, refugees have no right to be protected or to migrate. Prosperous Western nations have no obligation to serve them as they will provide nothing in return but a security threat, a contribution to income inequality, a net drain on the welfare state, and an erosion of their native culture. Anyone who helps them or houses them should be punished by the State. Altruism is an action that goes against the self-interest of a nation and is a foolish practice for any nation that wants to maintain liberal values. If liberty becomes something universal, forces that oppose liberty will overwhelm the forces who defend it. The ULTIMATE negative liberty is the RIGHT of a people to secure it for themselves and their posterity AKA self-determination AKA borders. There is no morality that belongs in unison with that fact; it is pure self-interest that secures liberty and if you do not like it, you should not be allowed to live among a free people.

  9. The people of Europe are suddenly discovering that about the only things they liked about the EU were their open borders. Despite the UN High Commissioner's note perfect pitch, the "Syrian crisis" of refugees is the opposite of an accident. It was planned at least, 5 yrs. ago by both the the UN & the EU & was adumbrated clearly in the Kalergi Plan, the blueprint for both the UN & the Eu. When Guterres said that the goal was to abolish discreet nations, cultures & civilizations, he was telling the absolute truth. The focus by the respective regimes will no longer be on each other but solely on their non distinctive, entirely equal, pacified citizens as individuals who either comply or don't comply to their totally indoctrinated & managed societies. The Kalergi Plan is control through demographic manipulation & reduction. It is the ultimate totalitarian temptation. That we have about the same number of people controlling the world's wealth today as in 1925 is also no accident.

  10. Now i can of course only speak for my own nation, but we are forgetting all the muslims of arab decent that are already here, 2nd generation and 3rd gen. arab muslims. every statistic i have read from my own country shows that they are vastly more criminal in the areas regarding violent crimes and petty theft. they are also less educated and in general do poorer in the school system. They use public services like healthcare much more than "native" citizens and so cost more for the state thus making the native population less wealthy.
    In alot of places there are now demands for "special" privilege. like days where only muslims may use the public swimming areas as to not touch the water that non muslims use since it's dirty. Demands that when preparing school food the non halla meat must be prepared in a separate kitchen so it won't get into contact with the dirty meats ect.
    The current immigration wave will only increase these problems. Now i can of course only speak for my own nation but i imagine that other countries have similar problems.

  11. People forget are so narrow minded they don't see other people's perspective. Just place yourself in their shoes,, wouldn't you wanted safety and a better future for your kids? Leave religion out and let's have a little empathy :/

  12. I came to watch TED because of the amazing science breakthroughs, beautiful art concepts, musicians with a new view at the universe… Ideas worth spreading.
    This is the complete opposite of which TED used to stand for. What TED is spreading now is poison and disease. Turkey didn't want them in their country. And that's the same religion, same culture, same set of strict, unnecessarily violent and completely obsolete rules from the same fucking book. They will destroy our countries from the inside out. Slowly but surely their kids will go through schools. These are no small numbers. They don't care about being able to provide for their families, they just multiply like rabbits. Work markets will change. Mosks will be built. They will organize public protests and fight to introduce their ideology into all european countries. You will have new neighbors. Your kids will be bullied by the majorities in their schools. That's right, majorities. As opposed to the minorities they will make you and I in a couple of decades. And at that point it's game over man, game over! They win, no shots fired. Just like saddam said it was going to be, before he got noscoped.

  13. They don't seem to need any protection to me, few weeks after they got here a large amount of rapes started to occur in our parks, which so far had been safe. Never before had you needed to be afraid as a woman to pass through our parks in the evenings, never before had parents needed to buy their daughters peppersprays and whistles. I don't care what you do with them, dump the into the ocean for all I care. They clearly don't care for our ways nor our health, why should I care for theirs? Sooner or later people will start to take up arms against these animals, if politicians don't do the right thing.

  14. Most of those refugees or migrants probably speak no English and I find it hard to believe they can make a living here in the US. The question is how would they support themselves and what would they be able to do?

  15. My personal opinion is that these people should be living in there own country today but they can't. And they can't because the western politics ruined their country. This is undeniable. Theirs and the rest of the middle east. This said, it's the duty of the countries who where ok with these wars to take them in. Fix these countries and send them back happy.

    It's one thing to brag about being the good guy, it's another to actually be one. It's called responsibility.

  16. You have a right to self-defense. You have a right to protect yourself.

    You do not have a right to be protected.

    Rights do not require someone else's input in order to exercise them. That's why there isn't a right to health-care, and things like that.

    Rights do not require someone else be forced to do something in order for you to exercise them.

  17. I wonder if he would be so accepting if the government wanted to build a refugee camp next to his property. He would be outraged. His property value would drop drastically, noone wants to buy a house next to these camps. Not to mention huge problems with safety.
    Its easy to be idealistic when it doesnt effect you. Wow Antonio, you are really brave in your ivory tower.

  18. if only we had historical instances to give us a clue on what to do. oh wait, whenever the natives and new comers both looked for ways to make the new situation work there was a golden age. whereas when natives stopped the new comers at every single corner there invariably were ages of decline. these refugees are not going to go away just because we Europeans want them too. they took too much effort to get here. so will you chose to be a crying, shouting child who will be complaining and not doing anything about the problem. or will you be at least somewhat enlightened giving reality a shot?

  19. They rape a 13 years old russian girl in berlin. We will not let it go like this.
    Try to say "welcome refugees" it to my face in person

  20. Marvelous! That's the way! I hate how this whole crisis is abstracted to a point, where people don't realize that there are PEOPLE want to LIVE and not "the refugees" invading our country. We are so privaleged and still don't want to share one tiny part of our wealth. hate it -.-

  21. In this riveting talk, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres asserts the importance of finding 'sensible' solution to the suddenly emerging refugee crisis across the developed world. His vision is clear, his thoughts are laudable and his intention is good. This is a must see interview for the people who works for the Government, media persons and policy makers. Highly recommended. I wish, one day, this man should occupy a chair of UN Secretary General.

  22. its really fucking worrying seeing how many people dislikes and seeing the comments on the message this video shares. Its one of those "i dont want to live on this planet anymore" moments.

  23. Bringing Muslims over to the Christian West is like letting pedophiles work with kids. You know what they think deep inside and one day some of them will act on it. All politicians who bring in the muslim over are committing a treason and will pay for it one day. Worst yet they will watch their kids and grand kids suffer horrible lifes and deaths by muslim hands. People wake up and vote wisely!

  24. Wow. So the man, the whole world (or at least the UN) has decided to be the best man they have to deal with refugees is talking about how to react to so many people coming to a RICH uninon of countries properly, so that these people, who are suffering and flee in fear of a WAR are helped as best as we can, while keeping the negative results as small as possible…

    …and the TED community knows better in dogmatic bullshit and psycho-arguments. Some people are to blessed by the country, they are born in, to see, that there are people, that don't are as blessed as they are…

  25. Throw the refugees back into the sea. Kill the ISIS so the refugees can re home . Seriously – Europe is fucked with the influx with the Islamic rapist refugees, they are BACKWARD in their mentality!

  26. This is nothing but propaganda for white GENOCIDE. We don't owe outsiders anything. They are using Europeans kind and generous nature to get in to Europe, outbreed the natives and turn it into a mixed shithole. Islam is all about conquest, you're kidding yourself to think they won't turn on native Europeans when they are the majority. After we pay for them to have 6-8 kids each.

  27. I dont understand why we choose to close our borders when we have always welcomed refugees with open arms in the past. If North America hadn't let refugees in to our borders, We wouldn't have nearly been as diverse of a culture we are today. I probably wouldn't be living in Canada if canada hadn't let my filipino grandparents find a home in canada. We probably wouldn't have any vietnamese people in canada if we didn't welcome those affected by the war. So why are Syrian refugees any different? Why do we choose to close our borders and only let some in and leave the rest to suffer, to die ?

  28. This is very sad, if my country was being destroyed in a civil war, and I had no future in my country, I would hope that other civilized countries would take me as a refugee.

  29. He had a few good points. Particularly about the organisation of varying countries in their management of refugees. Nobody wants to know whereas in WWII Europe handled a massive volume of refugees without the same issues with reception and organisation.

  30. Did you dumbasses even seen the video. Protect the citizen from immigrants? He says that the refugees should be managed by all Europeans, so there is a ration of 1/2000. It would minimize the problem of villages with many refugees. You guys don't want help anyone, just because you fear that maybe you chilling lifestyle would be harmed. Better let them die there. Of course there are some people who should have a refugee status in them, you have to prove that first and not generalize.

  31. Sartre, "Being and Nothingness": Jsem absolutně svobodný, neodlišitelný od své epochy, jejímž smyslem jsem si zvolil být, a proto jsem stejně hluboce odpovědný za válku, jako kdybych ji byl sám vyhlásil, neboť od okamžiku, kdy jsem se vynořil na světě, nesu tíhu světa na svých bedrech zcela sám, aniž ji kdo nebo něco může ulehčit.

  32. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3240010/Number-refugees-arriving-Europe-soars-85-year-just-one-five-war-torn-Syria.html

  33. There are plenty of rich Muslim countries that could take their fellow Muslims.
    These people don't belong in Europe in such massive numbers and it will cause serious problems in the future even more so than it is now and where are 'people' going to run to then?
    I not only would stop Muslim immigration immediately but would start mass repatriation asap
    The people of Europe IE Europeans have the moral right to protect their culture and children.
    Bodies like the UN, IMF and even the EU are not democratically accountable to anyone in practice and have no right to dictate any thing as we aren't 'supposed' to be living in a dictatorship.

  34. I agree that refugees have the right to be protected; I just think that the right of European women and girls to not be raped by immigrants is a more important one.

  35. Ironic isn't it?

    The people who are welcoming refugees into our countries – Western governments – are the very ones which displaced them in the first place. What is the agenda? Granting them citizenship to form a voting bloc in supoort of establishment politicians like Merkel and Cameron to prevent to rise of anti/establishment nationalists, many of whom are against the wars in the Mideast? Using the refugees as an excuse to continue to bombs, and create more refugees? Increase terror attacks to inject fear into the population?

    Also, the Gulf states took in zero refugees. What is the agenda? To redirect them to Europe? To protect their own economy?

    It is often claimed that these refugees would come to somehow 'solve' Europe's economic problems. If that is so, why is the Czech Republic, maintaining a stable population for the past century and closing its borders, the fastest growing economy in the EU?

    To solve this crisis you need to solve the crisis in Syria. Support Rossiya.

  36. The States finance themselves with the taxes that their citizens pay. Thus the States have a responsability towards their own tax paying citizens.

    The States funds are not freely disposable for whatever purpose outside the protection and the needs of the taxpaying citizens.

    I'm sorry, but taxpaying citizens come first.Then if it's possible money can go towards other purposes such as charity or refugees.

    If refugees and the citizens wellbeing and security are not compatible then refugees can't be accepted.

    Bottom line is, if you want to accept refugees then you have to do it right. If you do it wrong and your citizens suffer then you fucked up as a Government.

  37. Can please someone tell me why this has been more disliked then liked? I mean: He informed pretty good about the situation. Objectively and humanizing the refugees that have been dehumanized by the mass media. Calling for cooperation within Europe to properly tackle this issue (NOT a crisis). I mean, wtf men, what the f*ck…

  38. Ok, by reading the comments here I see the reason for all the dislikes… And I ask myself, even watching videos like this, you keep believing your own bullshit? Chapeau, Sirs and Madams, chapeau. I wonder if you all think about stuff once in a while to create your own, proper opinion.

    This comment section is full of binary diarrhea.

  39. The amount of ignorance in the comments section is staggering… so much xenophobia and so much ignorance. So many seemingly think that the majority of Refugees are rapists and murders? Sorry, statistics don't meet your ignorance in reality.

  40. Refugees must benefit the country they are headed too first before the country gives benefits them. Western countries have no obligation to protect refugees in the first place.

  41. How about we stop bombing them and stop toppling their governments and stop funding people who we knew would eventually become terrorists and stop fear mongering and war mongering and maybe we wouldn't have this issue, we simply cannot be surprised that people escape our bombs and our fear mongering, ISIS is not an issue for the western world, we have no right going there, the western world consists of xenophobia and right wing crazies thanks to issues we are should not be involved it, every single bigot in the comment section needs to read a book instead of fear mongering bullshit coming right out of their assholes.

  42. Fascism seems to be alive and well in these comments. It's fucking sad and pathetic. Only look if you don't value your faith in humanity (with a few nice exceptions).

  43. What is this shitstain talking about multiculturalism will be inevitable ? Multicultural and socialism leads to war but we already know the Unelected EU parliament knows what's best for us, until people had enough and lynch all politicians and bureaucrats

  44. I am Portuguese and do not support this man. He's said "Europe has a low fertility rate, so migration [from third-world countries] is the solution to Europe's problem". NO THANKS. We'd rather have low fertility rates than millions of people with barbaric beliefs and completely different habits coming into Europe. Isn't the increasing world population compromising our planet's resources anyway? Why would you then complain about low fertility then? Oh, I know: because more people generate more MONEY – it's all about MONEY, MONEY, MONEY, without regard for any balance of our resources.

  45. IM STATELESS REFUGEE IN TURKEY .My name is Benyamin Gholizadeh. I am an Iranian asylum-seeker who has been living in Turkey as a refugee for the past seven years. I fled Iran to Turkey in 2010 because torture and imprisonment. I was held in Ward 209 of Evin Prison, and due to torture three of my neck bones broke. Now I live on daily medication and with constant pain. PLEASE SERCH MY NAME in google ( benyamin gholizadeh in the mafia ) . I started my asylum-seeking process when I was 24, and now I am 32. I have no hope for life. I am ready to donate my body parts so that they mercy-kill me and make me rid of this life. I can’t even be a Turkish citizen. I can’t work. I can’t live in Ankara or any other major city. It’s been seven years since I’ve been making signatures every week so that I won’t be deported. My ID is only a print that no office or bank or organization would accept. I have been observant of the Turkish laws even more than Turkish citizens. I can’t stand it anymore. I can’t take on all these organizations and individuals on my own. I am only a human being. Please help me.

  46. This creep pushed thousands of muslim refugees on Europe and left the Syrian Christians there to be raped and killed. So guess who just became head of the UN? You guessed right! This socialist! Time for the US to get out of the UN. Can't happen fast enough.

  47. What do the people who dislike this think? Let's not protect the refugees that the UK and the US helped to displace?

  48. What international policies have failed to create conditions for people to live together and respect each other? Who can create these kind of decisions? This is typical problem of thinking from politicians, who are not trained to solve problems. I explain my self. Scientists, engineers, technicians etc are trained to solve problems…not politicians and policy makers. There is no political solutions, but rather scientific, technical and ethical. Yes policy makers use the help of scientists, but solutions are not forceful…, but voluntary. Now to get back to the conditions, where people can live together and respect each other, it is not political system, but Resource-Based Economy (The Venus Project), where all the needs of the people are met, only then there will be peace… and decisions are not made but arrived at not by politicians, but by specialists and generalists who will make a study about the Earths resources load capacity and all the humans needs. So decisions are arrived at not by politicians opinions, desires or ambitions, but by careful scientific research of data. Politicians and UN will not solve any real social problem, because politicians and political system are/is corrupt by money and power…

  49. This is BS United States propaganda. Make the son of a b** that declared war on those Nations go back and build new houses for every refugee

  50. Guterres is a puppet for the New World Order, a threat to Christianity to self-governance, to humanity. An this comes from a compatriot of his.

    Do your job Guterres, go after the countries that illegally invaded and destroyed those Muslim countries, causing mass immigration in the first place. Incidentally mass immigration will NOT solve the problem for anyone concerned, cuz unlike you, numbers don't lie.

  51. They have a right only if it's other people who suffer from their misadventures of rape, murder, theft and violence. As long as dipshits like him can virtue signal the world while living in their mansions, they have a right to be protected. Right? Gtfo.

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