A Syrian refugee pulls her son during a visit by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to a Syrian refugee camp, in Dalhamyeh, eastern Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, Friday, March 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
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Wealthy countries have resettled only a fraction of the nearly five million refugees who have fled Syria, Oxfam said on Tuesday, urging them to step up and do their share.The British charity called on wealthy countries to resettle at least 10 percent of the 4.8 million Syrian refugees registered in the region surrounding the war-ravaged nation by the end of the year. Thus, France had only so far pledged to take in 1,000 Syrian refugees, or only four percent of the nearly 26,000 considered to be its fair share, the report said.The United States, which has resettled 1,812 Syrian refugees and said it will take in 10,000 more, has meanwhile pledged just seven percent of the nearly 171,000 considered to be its fair share, it showed.
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