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International Days “All migrants – regular or irregular – have an inalienable claim to dignity, to justice, to freedom and to all other human rights,” says UN Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on the International Migrants’ Day: http://sm.ohchr.org/1wPBxNQ
There are more international migrants today than at any other time in human history, with an estimated more 232 million people living and working outside their own countries. But many migrants face exploitation, discrimination and violence as they move, as well as in countries of destination where they live and work.
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Migrants' rights The Netherlands: UN experts urge the Dutch Government to immediately provide homeless irregular migrants in the Netherlands with emergency assistance, such as food, clothing, and shelter. The Netherlands refuses to provide emergency assistance to this group, despite repeated disapproval by international and regional human rights bodies: http://sm.ohchr.org/1yV52vU
“In these dark days before Christmas, it is appalling that the Dutch government will not even commit less than 0,01% of its yearly budget to help people living in absolute misery and poverty,” says UN expert on extreme poverty Philip Alston.