2012-12-18 20:46:01

Global migrants vulnerable to economic crisis, discrimination, disasters

Today is International Migrants Day and this year human rights advocates are focusing on man-made and natural disasters that put migrants in crisis situations they can’t easily get out of. The economic crisis has also affected an estimated 200 million migrants around the world. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said in some countries, “austerity measures . . .  discriminate against migrant workers (while) xenophobic rhetoric . . . encourages violence.”  For more, UN Radio’s Patrick Maigua spoke to Jean-Philippe Chauzy with the International Organization for Migration.

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