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G20 calls mass migration major world challenge

G20 states leaders stressed the importance of common action to settle the issue of mass migration
13:36, 2 July 2019

Reuters

G20 Summit is over in Japanese Osaka. A joint statement has been adopted, which reads that mass migration is the main problem in the world. The document was published on the G20 official website.

G20 states leaders stressed the importance of common action to settle the issue of mass migration.

“Large movements of refugees are a global concern with humanitarian, political, social and economic consequences. We emphasize the importance of shared actions to address the root causes of displacement and to respond to growing humanitarian needs,” the statement reads.

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As the document says, G20 states paid attention to the respective reports of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

As it was reported, 32,000 migrants died or went missing in 2014-2018.

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The highest number of fatal accidents occurred on the way from North Africa to Europe through the Mediterranean Sea.  

The representatives of the International Organization for Migration stressed that all the information gathered throughout the world contain underestimate of actual scale of the problem, as many fatal cases are not reported, and many bodies are not event found.

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