NGOs say Czech Republic not accepting responsibility for humanitarian crisis

An association of NGOs working with migrants has accused the Czech government of refusing to accept its share of responsibility for the humanitarian crisis. In a statement released on Thursday two dozen NGOs urged the government to reject the use of force against refugees, such as truncheons and tear gas during their detention and provide adequate standards of care for them. The NGOs argue that in the past the country has sent troops to Iraq and Afghanistan and exported weapons to Syria therefore it was co-responsible for the crisis in the region. Among the signatories are People in Need, the Association for Integration and Migration and the Organization for Aid to Refugees.