U.N. chief urges all countries to show solidarity with Syrian refugees

March 30, 2016 7:49 AM

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GENEVA U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on all countries on Wednesday to show solidarity and accept nearly half a million Syrian refugees for resettlement by 2018.

Ban, kicking off a ministerial conference hosted by the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR in Geneva, said: "This demands an exponential increase in global solidarity."

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