International focus on refugees, asylum seekers and migrants
by Gavin Drake
Source: Anglican Communion News Service
Two major international events will be held next week to improve the lives of refugees and asylum seekers. On Monday, the UN General Assembly will hold a day-long high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach. And on Tuesday, the US President Barack Obama will host a “Leaders’ Summit on Refugees” alongside Canada, Ethiopia, Germany, Jordan, Mexico and Sweden, with an appeal to governments to pledge significant new commitments on refugees.