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VERBATIM: Amnesty slams nations 'shirking' refugees

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The ten countries who happen to be in the neighborhood of where the refugees are coming from, are hosting more than 56% of the refugee population in the world. And the richest countries in the world who can absorb many more refugees are doing close to nothing. Since 2011, the UK has only taken about 8,000 refugees whereas a country like Jordan, which is much smaller, ten times smaller than the UK, has 655,000 Syrian refugees.
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If we just shared this out, say 60 to 90 countries share the responsibility, we could be in a very different situation. It's a big problem but it's a very solvable problem.
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