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Western nations to accept more Syrian refugees

  • Western nations have reportedly agreed to accept more Syrian refugees through the next few months.

    According to the UN refugee agency, they will take in up to 100,000 refugees for resettlement. The figure is lower than what the United Nations and aid organizations were urging for.

    Currently, most of the three million refugees from Syria are in the neighboring countries of Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. A little over 60,000 have been taken in by richer western countries.

     

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