Charities say Czech asylum to Syrians ‘shameful’

Czech humanitarian organisations have denounced what they describe as the ‘shameful’ level of Czech government aid in the Middle East. Around half a dozen charities made a joint statement suggesting that the Czech Republic should be capable of providing refuge to around 1,000 refugees from the civil war in Syria rather than the 70 offered asylum so far. The charities argue that the Czech Republic should feel a moral responsibility to providing refuge after so many Czech were given asylum in other countries during the Cold War. It is estimated that around 4 million have fled the conflict in Syria.

Author: Chris Johnstone