Oxfam urges rich nations to take 5% of Syria refugees

A Syrian woman sits next to her children sleeping on the main thoroughfare of Hamra Street in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on August 29, 2014British charity Oxfam called Tuesday on rich nations to commit to accepting between them at least five percent of Syria’s three million refugees and urged them to increase aid contributions. The group also called for countries to stop providing weapons to parties in Syria’s conflict that are committing rights violations. It slammed much of the international community for leaving Syria’s neighbours to shoulder the burden of the massive refugee influx and said many countries were failing to donate fairly. “The international community is falling significantly short of even the minimum required of it,” the group said in a report.

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