Kerry says US to take in 85,000 refugees in 2016, rising to 100,000 in 2017


The United States will take in more refugees worldwide in the next two years, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday, including 10,000 Syrian asylum-seekers in 2016. "We will now go up to 85,000, with at least 10,000 over the next year in Syria specifically. And in the next fiscal year we will target 100,000," he said.

In the fiscal year ending September 2015, the world's biggest economy took in 70,000 refugees.    (AFP)

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