Show solidarity with Syria's neighbors, take more refugees, U.N. urges rich nations

December 9, 2014 2:19 PM

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Show solidarity with Syria's neighbors, take more refugees, U.N. urges rich nations

GENEVA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The U.N. refugee agency urged rich nations on Tuesday to show solidarity with Syria's neighbors by making pledges to resettle the most vulnerable Syrian refugees, including torture victims and women caring for children on their own.

"We all know that the conflict in Syria has triggered the most dramatic humanitarian crisis the world has faced for a long time," U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres told the first ever ministerial-level pledging conference on resettlement for Syrian refugees.

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