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EU should welcome one million refugees: UN rights chief

Migrants sit in line after disembarking from the Royal Navy's HMS Bulwark after arriving on the Italian island of Sicily, on June 8, 2015The UN rights chief on 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. “It is well within the EU’s means to give refuge, over a number of years, to one million refugees displaced by the conflicts in Syria and elsewhere,” said Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. “This would represent barely 0.2 percent of the EU’s population,” he told a special debate on migrant rights at the UN Human Rights Council, pointing out that Lebanon has already taken in 26 percent of its population in refugees.

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