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The UN has asked the countries to shelter 277 thousand refugees

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The UN has appealed to donor countries with an appeal to actively participate in programs for the resettlement and placement of refugees to prevent a massive loss of life, providing them with safe and legal channels for seeking asylum. It is reported by the UN news Center

According to the office of the UN high Commissioner for refugees (UNHCR), currently over 200 thousand people in need of permanent shelter.

“To date, in third countries it is necessary to relocate 277 thousand refugees who found temporary shelter, mainly in Greece, Italy, the Middle East or Africa. The readiness to accept asylum seekers reported only a few countries,” the report notes.

It is noted that UNHCR has received offers from countries that can take in 2018 and 2019, only 13 thousand people, given the fact that projects for refugee resettlement involves 37 States.

The UN also reminded that this week while trying to get into the EU via the Mediterranean sea, were killed or went missing 160 people.

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The US President Donald trump , meeting with congressmen on 11 January offensive in favor of third world countries, namely Haiti and the African States, calling them “shithole countries”, that is, literally, “stinking hole”. The announcement came during a discussion on immigration issues and has already caused a storm of criticism both in the United States and beyond.

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