The World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) issued a statement marking World Refugee Day 2020.
The YCL is Britain’s affiliate to WFDY, one of over 180 progressive and anti-imperialist youth organisations from more than 100 countries that are members. WFDY organises campaigns as well as solidarity brigades in support of peace, self-determination for all people and social and economic progress.
“The 20th of June is World Refugee Day. There are more than 70 million refugees and displaced people. The World Federation of Democratic Youth knows well who is responsible for forcing people to migrate or refuge: the Imperialism.
War, interventions and occupations are generating the increase of migrations and refugees all over the world. Also, climate change is starting to generate migrations in some countries.
In this context, fascists, the extreme right and fundamentalists are promoting xenophobia and racism against migrants and refugees. The ruling class is trying to take advantage of this situation, disorienting the working class from focusing on their class opponent and making them focus on artificial divisions such as those related to migrants and refugees instead.
It is important to underline that those who launch the most xenophobic policies and messages against immigrants are those who are in control of the violence and the aggressiveness that are responsible for making thousands of people (mostly youngsters) refugees.
Imperialism not only causes forced migrations and refugees, but it also causes, by repressive policies, the death and even murdering of thousands of people whose only “crime” was to search for better living conditions. An example of this is the European Union or the United States of America by their immigration policy.
Let’s fight against Imperialism, which is the only way to achieve lasting peace and the end of forced migrations.“
Challenge News Desk