Amnesty urges Britain to ‘show some humanity’ toward migrants
Amnesty International, a leading human rights group, has called on the British government to ‘show some basic humanity’ toward war migrants seeking refuge in the United Kingdom.
Amnesty’s latest call follows the release of the UK Office of National Statistics (ONS) data detailing asylum applications received by the government over the past years.
The critics have urged the UK government to end its “inflammatory language” in describing refugees and migrants and “show some basic humanity” in aiding them.
The ONS figures show the UK received 25,771 asylum applications only in the year ending June 2015.
The largest number of applicants was from Eritrea (3,568), yet, applications from Syria (2,204) and Sudan (1,799) were also high, RT said.
Amnesty previously described the UK efforts in helping Syrian refugees as “pitiful.”
Recent figures from the European Union (EU) border agency Frontex show that people feeling war-torn Syria and Afghanistan make up the “the lion’s share” of those attempting to make their way into Europe.
Europe’s recent migrant crisis has been branded as the most serious refugee crises the world has seen since 1948 after World War II.