Hetfield and Massimino: How to Solve the World’s Refugee Crisis
May 28, 2015
In an op-ed published by MSNBC.com, HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield and Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino argue that the United States and the international commuity must do more to protect refugees and alleviate the global refugee crisis.
The need for leadership is urgent. The U.S. and its European allies should launch an effort to champion and strengthen the refugee protection system built in the wake of World War II. To that end, they should forge legal routes to safety for both refugees and migrants, and ensure that all are treated in accordance with international law.