Letters Western democracies and refugees

Silence of advanced nations on the refugee crisis is shameful

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3354 (Published 24 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3354
  1. Joseph Ting, physician
  1. 1Mater Health Services, Brisbane, Australia
  1. jysting{at}uq.edu.au

Indonesia and Malaysia have just announced the provision of assistance to 7000 desperately stranded migrants. The offer to provide temporary shelter before resettlement and repatriation needs to include resettlement to advanced economies, such as Australia, the US, and the UK. The silence of these nations, which have yet to offer substantial assistance, is shameful and should be …

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