International (AIN) -United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed shock and alarm at the treatment of refugees and migrants at the Hungarian-Serbian border.
Speaking at a press briefing before the opening of the UN's 70th session Wednesday, Ban said it is only natural that people are seeking safety and a better life.
"Men, women and children fleeing war and persecution deserve real support, including asylum," Ban said.
"I ask those standing in the way of the rights of refugees to stand in their shoes. People facing barrel bombs and brutality in their country will continue to seek life in another. The first priority for them will be to save their own lives, because they cannot live there, so they must be treated with human dignity and human rights."