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Refugees: The Hidden Victims of West's War on Terror

The Independent today reports as follows:

"Refugees fleeing persecution or civil war are becoming the hidden victims of the West's obsession with combating terrorism, the United Nations will warn in a report published today.

Only a fraction of the world's 9.2 million refugees have the means to reach the industrialised world to seek asylum. Those who do are increasingly likely to be treated like criminals as rich countries put up the barriers to keep out terrorists and economic migrants."

What is clearly evident - as the debate presenty underway in Australia with respect to refugees so clearly demonstrates - is that the issue of refugees, fleeing from wherever, and for whatever reason, will continue to increase around the world. It certainly is an issue which won't go away.

Read the complete Independent article here.


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