Resettling 10 Percent of Syrian Refugees: The commitment needed at the Geneva conference

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29 Mar 2016

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is organizing a 'Highlevel meeting on global responsibility sharing through pathways for admission of Syrian refugees', which will be opened by the United Nations Secretary-General in Geneva on 30 March 2016. Oxfam is calling for the states attending the Geneva conference to collectively commit to offer a safe haven through resettlement or other forms of humanitarian admission to at least 10 percent of the refugee population - the equivalent of 481,220 people - by the end of 2016.