UN High Commissioner for Refugees addresses European Parliament marking 70 years of the Refugee Convention

Filippo Grandi on 70 years of Refugees Convention

"Nobody chooses to be a refugee. To be subjected to violence or persecution because of who one is. Or caught in conflict from which one must flee, forced to live with the anguish of exile." 

These are Filippo Grandi's words addressed at the European Parlament on November 10th to mark the 70 years of the Refugees Convention. Moreover, the UNHCR Higher Commissioner denounced the tragic conditions at the borders of Poland and Belarus and asked for an immediate solution. 

At this link the complete statement: