Global community must step up on refugees, says UN’s Ban

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UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, who opened the UNHCR meeting on Syrian refugees in Geneva. Photo: UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré

Dealing with the Syrian refugee crisis is the responsibility of the international community and everyone should "step up" to do their fair share, UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said.

The UN Secretary-General made his comments at a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) conference in Geneva on Wednesday.

To date, pledges have been made to resettle 179,000 Syrian asylum-seekers. That's 300,000 short of the target, which represents 10 per cent of the overall number of refugees from the five-year-old Syria conflict.

Here's Daniel Johnson's report.

Duration: 3’06″

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