As Major Culprit in Creating Crisis, US Rebuked for Failing Refugees | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

“As refugees are stranded at train stations, attacked by riot police, and killed during the perilous journey across the Mediterranean, Europe’s failure to address the rising humanitarian crisis is being met with global outrage and sorrow.

Now, many are also looking across the Atlantic to the United States, where observers say key responsibility for the crisis lies—not only because the country is lagging in its humanitarian response, but also because its war policies lie at the root of the ongoing displacement.

“Iraqis, Syrians, Palestinians, and Libyans are not running away from their homes because of a natural disaster,” Raed Jarrar, expert on Middle East politics and government relations manager for the American Friends Service Committee, told Common Dreams. “The U.S. should see this crisis as partially caused by its own actions in the region.”

Source: As Major Culprit in Creating Crisis, US Rebuked for Failing Refugees | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

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