Countries’ Policies Restricting Help For Migrants Endanger Humanitarian Standards, Progress, IFRC Report Says
The Guardian: ‘Toxic narrative’ on migration endangers lives, report finds
“The ‘criminalization of compassion,’ with countries introducing laws that restrict help to those in need, endangers lives and risks pushing humanitarian standards back by a century. A report claims migrants around the world are facing a ‘new walled order’ as barriers to aid and vital services are raised, with children and the elderly most likely to suffer the ‘dire consequences’ as a result. The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warns that when organizations are legally prevented from helping people in need, 100 years of progress could be undermined…” (McVeigh, 7/11).