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