EU should be “less callous” over migrant crisis – UN rights chief

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GENEVA  – The European Union a “more sophisticated, more courageous and less callous approach” to migrants who often die trying to reach the EU in boats that are not seaworthy, .N. human Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said on .

“Europe is turning its back on some of the most vulnerable migrants in the world and risks turning the Mediterranean into a vast cemetery,” he said, describing EU policy as “short-sighted, short-term reactions pandering to the xenophobic populist movements that have poisoned public opinion on this issue.”

(Reporting by Tom Miles)

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