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UN: It’s up to us to solve refugee crisisArutz Sheva ^ | 16/9/16Posted on 9/16/2016, 2:25:20 AM by Eleutheria5This Monday, the first-ever UN summit on refugees and migrants is set to agree on an international response to the largest displacement crisis since World War II.Some 65 million people are on the move worldwide, fleeing wars such as the carnage in Syria, as well as repression and poverty. In total, 21 million refugees are competing for too few resettlement opportunities.At the summit, the UN’s 193 member countries are expected to adopt a political declaration that human rights groups have already said falls far short of breaking new ground to ease the refugee crisis.The following day,
Obama is scheduled to host a second summit at which some 40 countries will make new offers of aid, either by taking in more refugees or supporting access to education and jobs.”We are not going to solve the refugee crisis on Tuesday, but I think you will see an important view of political will from leaders around the world,” US Ambassador Samantha Power said.At issue is sharing the burden from the huge refugee flow.Only eight countries currently host more than half the world’s refugees: Turkey, Pakistan, Lebanon, Iran, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya and Uganda.Six of the world’s richest countries – the United States, China, Japan, Britain, Germany and France – hosted only 1.8 million refugees last year, just 7 percent of the world total, according to research by the British charity Oxfam…….(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com …