Refugee award for former German Chancellor Merkel! He used words of praise for Turkey.
Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who received the 2022 Nansen Refugee Award given by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, stated that Turkey has undertaken a greater burden than Germany in the refugee crisis and that sustainable solutions must be found so that refugees can return. . their countries safely.
Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel was awarded the Nansen Refugee Prize for hosting more than 1.2 million refugees and asylum seekers threatened by violence and persecution during the refugee crisis in 2015 and 2016.
Speaking at the award ceremony held in Geneva, Switzerland, Merkel said: “In my opinion, we owe this honor first of all to the many people who started working at that time and to whom we have to thank for managing the situation and being successful.” Merkel stated that she dedicated the award to philanthropists and thanked the authorities and non-governmental organizations.
“TURKEY HOST MANY REFUGEES”
Merkel stated that Turkey hosts a large number of refugees who do not want to leave their country and said, “Turkey hosted 3.8 million refugees from the Middle East.” Merkel said that Turkey has taken on a greater burden than Germany in the refugee crisis and that sustainable solutions must be found so that refugees can return to their countries safely.
“BRAVE AND EXAMPLE GENRE”
“Merkel’s policy of helping the weakest was brave and exemplary,” said UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, presenting the award to Merkel. The award was named after the Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat and humanist Fridtjof Nansen. Awarded annually by UNHCR to an individual, group or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the protection of refugees, internally displaced persons or stateless persons.