A Syrian refugee girl stands in a building in the Syrian Kurdish city of Amuda, after running away from clashes between regime forces and Islamic State. Photo: AFP
A Syrian refugee girl stands in a building in the Syrian Kurdish city of Amuda, after running away from clashes between regime forces and Islamic State. Photo: AFP

World cannot shut its eyes to the plight of desperate refugees

Arjan Hehenkamp says the rising tide of people made homeless by conflict and disasters must move us to change our failing migrant policies

A Syrian refugee girl stands in a building in the Syrian Kurdish city of Amuda, after running away from clashes between regime forces and Islamic State. Photo: AFP
A Syrian refugee girl stands in a building in the Syrian Kurdish city of Amuda, after running away from clashes between regime forces and Islamic State. Photo: AFP
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