Amnesty calls for safe, legal routes for asylum seekers to reach Europe.
On Wednesday, Amnesty Secretary General Salil Shetty has slammed the European countries’ response to the refugee crisis in Europe as “shameful”.
“That Europe, which is the richest bloc in the world, is not able to take care of the basic rights of some of the most persecuted people in the world, is shameful,” she said.
She also called for safe, legal routes for asylum seekers to reach Europe. According to her, they should be treated on a case-by-case basis not by “collective punishment.”
In response to the exceptional influx of refugees, several of the 26 countries in the European Union’s passport-free Schengen area have re-imposed border controls.
Since people are fleeing from war zones of Africa and Middle East, Europe is facing a huge inflow of refugees. Some reports suggested that in 2015, 1.1 million refugees were registered in Germany.