November 03, 2015 “Information Clearing House” – “Common Dreams” – There are 60 million refugees in the world, the same number as were refugees at the end of WW II.
On October 31 in an unprecedented joint warning, the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross called for “states to stop conflicts, respect international law and aid refugees.” Criticizing the global response to the refugee crisis, Ban Ki-moon said, “In the face of blatant inhumanity, the world has responded with disturbing paralysis.”
Despite the “unprecedented” warning, it has not received enough news coverage (a Google search turned up one hit on a news story in the Guardian UK and a post at Common Dreams) compared to the many hits any celebrity scandal generates. The chill goes down my spine when I think it’s like the world inaction when Hitler was exterminating Jews across Europe.
Is this WWIII?