Jolie ‘dis­heart­ened’ by US re­sponse to mi­grant cri­sis

Pakistan Observer - - INTERNATIONAL -

LON­DON—An­gelina Jolie says she is “very dis­heart­ened” by the U.S. re­sponse to the global mi­gra­tion cri­sis, and fears coun­tries will adopt in­creas­ingly iso­la­tion­ist poli­cies in­stead of act­ing to­gether to tackle the chal­lenge.

The spe­cial en­voy for the United Na­tions refugee agency said Mon­day that wor­ries about un­con­trolled im­mi­gra­tion has given a “false air of le­git­i­macy to those who pro­mote pol­i­tics of fear and sep­a­ra­tion.”

“It has cre­ated the risk of a race to the bot­tom, with coun­tries com­pet­ing to be the tough­est,” she said at a mi­gra­tion event spon­sored by the BBC in Lon­don.

She said na­tions need to pull to­gether to deal with the world’s 60 mil­lion dis­placed peo­ple by re­build­ing a co­or­di­nated and or­derly sys­tem for deal­ing with refugees and mi­grants.—AP

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