ban ki-moon

ban ki-moon

Syrian Migrants Crisis Sep 2nd 2015

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At the United Nations inquiring about the Secretary General Ban Ki-moon plans to take a more pro-active role on the Syrian migrants crisis in Europe and the Mediterranean. Transcript: Question: With regard to the Syrian refugees now in Europe and the horrific images that we are bombarded with over the past few days, is the Secretary‑General considering any sort of a proactive approach, calling for an emergency meeting with European leaders, whether the EU [European Union] members or the East European countries that the Syrian refugees have to pass through to get to more safer and friendlier areas? Spokesman: Obviously, I think we're all very moved by the images we're seeing. And I think what we're seeing on the borders of different countries, I think, just underscores again the need for more managed flow of refugees and migrants. I think when the right procedures aren't in place, when the right flows aren't in place, it gives rise to the presence of criminal gangs, which is what we're seeing, of smugglers, and of increased criminal activity. The UN, through the High Commissioner for Refugees, through the Special Representative on International Migration, Peter Sutherland, and associated agencies like that are in constant touch with authorities in… throughout Europe. And if we have anything to add, I will share that with you.