U.N. chief demands action following migrant tragedies on land and at sea

August 29, 2015 9:47 AM

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U.N. chief demands action following migrant tragedies on land and at sea

LONDON — Pressure to change Europe's dysfunctional asylum system grew on Saturday as the continent awoke to an impassioned call from the United Nations Secretary General for governments to do more to address a never-before-seen influx of men, women and children that shows no sign of abating despite the rising risks.

In an implicit rebuke to European leaders who have squabbled for months while doing little to resolve the crisis, he called for governments to offer "comprehensive responses, expand safe and legal channels of migration and act with humanity, compassion and in accordance with their international obli...

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