Speech on: The European refugee crisis by Yvette Cooper MP

Speech given by Yvette Cooper MP, 01 September 2015



By the side of an Austrian road, a lorry...

A logo on the side. Designed to transport “original Slovenian products” – ham, and chicken. In a sealed fridge.

Inside 71 bodies.

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Labour's Refugee Taskforce

Labour’s Taskforce on Refugees was established in response to the biggest humanitarian crisis we’ve seen since the Second World War.                                           

As millions of people have been displaced from their homes in Syria, Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq, we have seen increasingly desperate images of families struggling to survive in camps and risking their lives making the treacherous journey to Europe.

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