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Refugee crises need long-term solutions

Some Western leaders are tapping into nationalistic instincts of people to dehumanise asylum-seekers

  • By Linda S. Heard, Special to Gulf News

It seems to me that some opportunistic Western politicians are exploiting the refugee crises to feather their own nests by appealing to voters fearful of being culturally swamped and threatened economically.

Krae 2bThey tap in to people’s nationalistic instincts engendering contempt for the other, rendering ‘compassion’ to the status of a dirty word.

More than 1,000 migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Europe have drowned this year, 200 of those within a three-day period at the…

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