DR. NAJIB GHADHBAN : INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY FAILS TO ADDRESS SYRIAN REFUGEES’ ISSUE

Doha – Dr. Najib Al Ghadhban, Representative of the National Coalition for the Revolutionary Forces and the Syrian Opposition to the US , said that the international community’s response to the issue of Syrian refugees was inappropriate, a matter that adds to their tragic humanitarian situation.

“The international community has failed to deal with the issue of Syrian refugees at a time when human rights organizations have been able to do a good job in terms of providing assistance to them,” Ghadban told Qatar News Agency (QNA) on the sidelines of his participation in the Doha Forum, which concluded earlier today.

He pointed out that the international community was not unified in dealing with this issue similar to the countries of the European Union, which did not have a unified policy on refugees and displaced persons at a time when Germany and Sweden hosted the largest number of refugees from among the European Union.

The number of Syrian refugees registered with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has so far reached more than 5 million refugees, as well as 2 million to 3 million unregistered, and 8 million internally displaced persons forced by the Bashar al-Assad regime to leave their homes and cities.

He added that the tragic situation of the Syrian refugees was caused by the Assad regime and therefore the only solution to this crisis is the departure of this regime and the resettlement of refugees.

He also saw the current solution to stop the influx of refugees by finding safe areas, is the best solution for resettlement but it must be associated with security and reconstruction efforts.

Dr. Najib Al Ghadhban praised the Syrian neighboring countries, which hosted the largest number of Syrian refugees, and also lauded the assistance provided by many countries in order to ensure that they have the necessary living conditions in countries of asylum.

On the other hand, he said that the Doha Forum was a very important opportunity to highlight the refugee issues, particularly the issue of Syrian refugees, especially that the participants are decision makers and thought leaders, as well as representatives of human rights organizations and other international organizations concerned .

The wide participation in the Forum had influenced the debate and there had been a deep and careful analysis of the magnitude of the tragedy of the estimated 65 million refugees around the world, he noted.(QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency

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