Poland fairly welcoming to refugees: report
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Over 50 percent of Poles said they would accept refugees in their country, says a new report by Amnesty International.
An Afghan family find shelter inside a tent at a transit camp in the western Athens' suburb of Schisto, Greece 18 May 2016. Photo: EPA/YANNIS KOLESIDIS
The human rights organisation surveyed more than 27,000 people across 27 countries if they would welcome refugees.
Poland scored 36 points in Amnesty’s Refugees Welcome Index on a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 meant that all respondents would refuse refugees entry to the country and 100 means that all respondents would accept refugees into their neighbourhood or home.
The Index was based on a global survey examining “people’s willingness to let refugees live in their countries, towns, neighbourhoods and homes”.
A total of 56 percent of Poles said that they would accept people fleeing war or persecution into their country, but only three percent are ready to accept them into their households.
Meanwhile, 43 percent of those questioned agree that the Polish government should do more to help refugees.
The global poll found that the people of China, Germany and the UK are the most welcoming to refugees in the world. (ał/rg)