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Vatican seeks more UN aid for refugees 'internally displaced' by civil wars

Catholic World News - October 10, 2012

A Vatican representative had encouraged UN officials to “go the extra mile” to protect people who are driven from their homes by civil war.

Speaking to a UN session on refugees, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the permanent representative of the Holy See at UN offices in Geneva, pointed out that the number of people “internally displaced by conflict”—that is, forced to leave their homes, but remaining in their native country—is greater than the number of international refugees.

"The media spotlight focuses on the more politically interesting cases,” the archbishop observed, and nations resist involvement in their own internal affairs. Nevertheless the families displaced by warfare should be helped, he insisted. He encouraged UN officials to find ways to lend that assistance, and expressed the gratitude of the Holy See to those nations that offer help.

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