Human Rights Council


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Policy Statement

Noble delegates, most distinguished Chairs,

Between January and October 2015 more than 45.000 people sought asylum in the Netherlands. The majority are Syrians, followed by people from Eritrea, Iraq and Afghanistan. The last time the world (not just Western Europe) saw this number of refugees was during World War II. This enormous number of people coming to Europe causes overpopulation which leads to lack of water, malnutrition, conflicts and diseases in refugee camps - temporary settlements for people who escaped w...