Rich nations 'shirking' responsibility to refugees - Amnesty

Rich nations 'shirking' responsibility to refugees - Amnesty
 

Amnesty International has accused the world's wealthiest nations of shirking responsibility towards refugees, saying they host the fewest and do the least.
Ten countries which account for just 2.5% of the global GDP are sheltering more than half the world's 21 million refugees, says a report by the charity.
Salil Shetty, Amnesty's secretary general, called for wealthier nations to take in many more people.
Mr Shetty called the UK a "sad example" of the failure to take responsibility.
The UK has accepted about 8,000 Syrian refugees since 2011, according to the UN. The US has taken... read more

 
4 October 2016 in World News, Views: 38
Source: BBC
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