Europe needs to open its borders: UN refugee chief


SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates — The head of the United Nations refugee agency on Wednesday urged countries, particularly in Europe, to review their laws to allow entry to more Syrians fleeing their country’s civil war.

Antonio Guterres said on the sidelines of a conference in the United Arab Emirates that a refugee crisis across the Middle East is a global security threat. He urged more legal avenues for Syrian refugees to resettle in Europe, and avoid risking their lives with smugglers.

��This is not only the worst humanitarian crisis in the last decades, it is also the biggest threat to regional peace and security,�� he said. ��It’s a global threat.��