U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Jordan's Prince Zeid Raad Zeid al-Hussein at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva September 8, 2014. (REUTERS/Pierre Albouy)
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The U.N. rights chief Monday called for the European Union to take bolder steps to address its swelling migrant crisis, insisting the bloc could easily take in one million refugees.More than 100,000 people have made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe so far this year, and some 1,800 have drowned trying.Latvian ambassador Raimonds Jansons, speaking on behalf of the EU, insisted the bloc was trying to address the problem.The top UN expert on the human rights of migrants, Francois Crepeau, also insisted that making it easier to migrate legally was a major part of the puzzle.
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