Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A Look at Syrian Refugee Resettlement by the Numbers

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A Look at Syrian Refugee Resettlement by the Numbers

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Syrian refugee resettlement by the numbers

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OTTAWA - The United Nations is seeking to find permanent homes in other countries for about 480,000 Syrian refugees in the next two years.

At a high-level ministerial conference in Geneva on Wednesday, some countries did pledge new spots but most didn't. The meeting was the first of several planned for this year to address new solutions to the Syrian refugee crisis and future pledges are expected.

Europe is currently striving to halt the unchecked flow of migrants across the Mediterranean through the continent's porous borders and the UN hopes that direct humanitarian admission and other legal immigration programs targeting Syrians could help address that issue. …

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