Obama draws pledges from 50 countries to take in 360,000 refugees

Migrants walk out through a hole in the Moria camp on the island of Lesbos on September 20, 2016Fifty countries have pledged to take in 360,000 refugees this year, doubling the number from last year, US President Barack Obama announced Tuesday. Opening a summit on refugees at the United Nations, he praised Germany and Canada among other countries that have opened up their doors to those fleeing the war in Syria and other conflicts. “We are facing a crisis of epic proportion,” Obama said.

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