UN chief worried by ‘growing anti-migrant and anti-refugee rhetoric’


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he’s worried by increasingly tough European asylum policies, growing anti-refugee rhetoric and attacks on migrants.

During a visit to Berlin Tuesday Ban said: “Extreme right-wing and nationalistic political parties are inflaming the situation where we need to be seeking solutions, harmonious solutions based on shared responsibilities.”

Speaking after his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Ban also said he is “deeply worried by growing anti-migrant and anti-refugee rhetoric and by violent attacks against these communities.”

The UN chief said the European Union “can do much more” in the migrant crisis. The 28-nation bloc has been deeply divided over how to deal with the influx of people seeking safety and a better life