Millions are fleeing from war and violence, but Europe is sealing itself off to those in need, a new report from Amnesty International alleged on Thursday. The human rights organization urged EU countries to act and save lives.
The numbers are shocking. Between 800,000 and 1.1 million people were killed in 131 civil wars around the world last year. The Syrian rebellion alone claimed some 60,000 lives by the end of 2012. Since then, the United Nations has raised its estimates to nearly 80,000 victims.
According to human rights organization Amnesty International, the situation in Syria has escalated dramatically in recent months. Yet European Union countries have welcomed only 40,000 refugees from the war-torn country
Via Tatjana Dimitrijevic