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UN rights chief attacks 'rising roar of xenophobia' | World | Worldbulletin News: "Conflicts in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere have unleased a toxic brew of malevolent forces, including the commission of sickening atrocities, and the emergence of human trafficking gangs," Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said.

"These are the circumstances that refugees are increasingly fleeing. The trauma they have suffered is appalling, (and) they deserve the international community's sympathy and compassion," he told the opening of the UN Human Rights Council's main annual session.

Instead, they were being met by "a rising roar of xenophobia," he said.

"To keep building higher walls against the flight of these desperate people is an act of cruelty and a delusion," he said.


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