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Humanitarian Crisis: OSCE Can Be Important Platform for Co-Operation

Published: September 24, 2015; 19:00 · (Vindobona)

OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier today met refugees and representatives of local aid organizations at the Vienna West railway station (Westbahnhof), where he was briefed by Austria’s Interior Ministry and the Vienna police about their operations.

OSCE Secretary General visits Vienna’s West Stn. to meet refugees & representatives of Austrian Interior Ministry, Police & humanitarian organizations / Picture: © OSCE / Jonathan Perfect

The visit, organized in co-operation with Austria, was intended to help the OSCE acquire first-hand information on how the current situation is affecting OSCE participating States.

Zannier spoke to refugees waiting to board a train to the Western provinces of Austria. They told him why they had left their homes in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, describing their long and difficult…

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