Angelina Jolie Pitt, the UN refugee agency’s special envoy, has warned that the international humanitarian system for refugees is breaking down. Ms Jolie Pitt has been speaking as part of the BBC’s World on the Move day of coverage of global migration issues.
She warned against a “fear of migration” and a “race to the bottom” as countries competed to be the toughest to protect themselves. Earlier, the UNHCR’s head said the refugee crisis was now a global issue. UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi told the BBC that simply turning migrants away “won’t work”.