UN focuses on refugees

September 19, 2016 3:41 AM

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UN focuses on refugees

This week the centre of attention for the global refugee crisis shifts from the beaches of the Greece, the refugee camps of Jordan, the shoreline of Libya, the fatal waters of the Mediterranean and the battlefields of Syria to the riverside home of the United Nations in New York.

The first event, held on Monday, is a UN refugee and migration summit. The following day Barack Obama will convene his own refugee event on the fringes of the UN general debate, the annual diplomatic jamboree held in New York that draws leaders from all over the world.

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