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Venezuelans deserve refugee status


Gastkommentar von Ricardo Hausmann und Julian Hinz, in dem sie fordern, venezolanischen Flüchtlingen Asyl zu gewähren

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(...) The international community may need time to resolve Venezuela's political crisis, but that is time that Venezuelans cannot afford. Countries can argue that they have actively sought a diplomatic solution and have even offered humanitarian assistance, only to be rejected by the Maduro regime.

But countries are committed by international law and basic morality to call a spade a spade and grant Venezuelans refugee status. Doing so will not only right a wrong, but will also benefit them, thanks to the energy and creativity of good people who want nothing more than to live and work productively and without fear.

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