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    Major Migrant Crisis in Europe (1819)

    The British prime minister called for addressing the root causes of the refugee crisis.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — UK Prime Minister Theresa May called on the international community to come forth with a better policy to address the root causes of the migration crisis, alongside increasing humanitarian effort, ahead of the UN General Assembly in New York, according to UK Government news release published Monday.

    "But we cannot simply focus on treating the symptoms of this crisis, we need to address its root causes too. While we must continue our efforts to end conflict, stop persecution and the abuse of human rights, I believe we also need a new, more effective global approach to manage migration," May was quoted as saying in the release.

    May urged using a policy based on principles that take into consideration the interests of migrants and the countries they are leaving, traveling through or seeking to reach, and the interests of refugees.

    May is expected to make two keynote speeches in New York, one at the UN General Assembly and another at a summit hosted by US President Barack Obama on Tuesday specifically to address the migration crisis.

    Major Migrant Crisis in Europe (1819)


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