British singer Sting has called world leaders "half-men and cowards" for their failure to solve refugee crisis. Sting hit out at leaders during Amnesty International concert in Athens, Greece. Amnesty International is largest human rights NGO in world. Sting also praised Greece for the way it has helped refugees over past few years. He said: "Thank God for Greece because you have shown way. You have shown how to treat refugees when other people are building walls. When children are being taken from their mothers and put in cages, you are acting with compassion and generosity and common sense....Our so-called leaders, sad parade of half-men, cowards, have not got solutions."
Sting told crowds that Greece helped nearly million refugees in 2015, even though it was dealing with major financial crisis. Other countries refused to help refugees. Many quickly built barbed-wire fences to keep them out. Sting had harsh words for recent family-separation policy in USA. More than 2,000 children have been detained and separated from parents who tried to cross Mexico border into US illegally. The concert audience cheered and applauded when Sting called this policy "brutal" and "barbaric". Some European countries still seem unwilling to help refugees. Italy recently turned away German boat of 350 immigrants. Spain eventually agreed to accept refugees