"We are concerned about the reactions from some states to end programmes being put in place, backtracking from commitments made to manage the refugee crisis," said UN refugee agency spokeswoman Melissa Fleming.
"Refugees should not be turned into scapegoats and must not become the secondary victims of these most tragic events," Fleming added, after some EU states indicated they would take a hard line on the migrant crisis following the attacks.
She described as 'disturbing' rhetoric from some countries suggesting they might walk back on previously made commitments.
European populist and far-right leaders have seized on the jihadist attacks in Paris to demand the continent stem the record migrant influx.
Hungary's parliament today gave Prime Minister Victor Orban the green light to challenge in court a quota system on taking in migrants, which was previously agreed by EU governments.
France's anti-immigration National Front leader Marine Le Pen called for an 'immediate halt' to new arrivals, while Germany's xenophobic PEGIDA movement drew thousands to their latest anti-Islam rally.
Poland's new right-wing, eurosceptic government, which was sworn in yesterday, signalled it would take a harder line on migrants, while honouring previously agreed EU commitments.


Latest News from World News Desk