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Exclusive: UN High Commissioner for Refugees says developed countries should take more responsibility

06-20-2011 09:12 BJT

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In an exclusive interview with CCTV, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres says developed countries should take more responsibility on the issues coming out of the Middle East unrest.

As unrest spreads across North Africa, the number of refugees is growing.

Guterres says Libyan refugees have become the biggest humanitarian disaster since he took office in 2005. He praised Tunisia for sheltering them, but also admitted there are still lots of refugees without homes.

In an exclusive interview with CCTV, the UN High Commissioner for
Refugees, Antonio Guterres says developed countries should take
more responsibility on the issues coming out of the Middle East
unrest.

The High Commissioner also said a unified standard should be set in treating and resettling the refugees, as some European countries are not doing enough.

As the crisis continues in the Middle-East, thousands of refugees have fled their homes to neighboring countries like Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt.

 

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Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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