UN wants countries to take in 180,000 Syrian refugees

Syrian refugees protect themselves with a blanket during a rainy day in Istanbul on Nov. 25. AFP Photo / Bülent Kılıç

More than 30 humanitarian organisations launched an appeal on Dec. 8 for countries to take in around 180,000 refugees from the Syrian conflict.

That figure would represent five percent of the projected refugee population by the end of 2015, according to the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The issue will be discussed at a conference in Geneva on Dec. 9.

After three years of fighting in Syria, more than 3.2 million refugees are registered in neighbouring countries and with little sign of the conflict coming to an end, the UNHCR believes the number could rise to nearly 3.6 million by the end of 2015.

If countries would take in 180,000 refugees, and an accompanying aid package and economic support was provided to the nations that open their doors, “it would also encourage those countries to keep their borders open to ensure those in Syria can flee the conflict, and could contribute to their stability,” the UNHCR said…


Hundreds of thousands of Muslims are exactly what are not wanted in the West. Sick of Muslims, sick of Islam.  I suggest the Gulf states take them.  They are responsible for financing and arming the rebels of all types, making a peaceful solution impossible.

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  • Pete_Brewster

    In a world where the House of Saud were held accountable for anything Riyadh would have been vaporized by a hydrogen bomb the afternoon of 9/11and the Star of David would fly over the ruins of their “kingdom.”

    As it is, the UN depend on the Gulf states to keep oil cheap so people will stop voting for patriotic parties and Putin will learn to behave himself. Not going to happen.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Muslims should go to muslim countries.
    Else it’s like proposing resettling Serbians in Saudi Arabia.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Great, let Saudi Arabia, Kuwaite etc take them in.

  • Just what we need.

  • T.C.

    Maybe Turkey and Jordan should allow evangelical Christian charities to freely operate within their borders? That might go a long way toward making things easier for everybody.
    sarc/off

  • Dana Garcia

    Most of the countries generating refugees are Muslim — Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, etc. Displacing people through mass murder is what Islam does.

    Therefore, the all-embracing ummah should welcome their fellow Satanists. It’s only fair.

    http://www.limitstogrowth.org/articles/2014/06/20/world-refugee-day-jihad-on-the-march/

  • simus1

    Give them all rifles and lots of ammo and shepherd them back where they came from.
    With attack helicopters.

  • Fran800

    One way to stop the war in Syria a bit faster might be to stop supporting the illusory “good” Muslim insurgents — the moderate ones who only want free and fair elections — and support Assad instead. His party is the only possible one to stop the fighting.He has his disadvantages, but he’s the best of the lot.

  • Sir Barrington Minge

    Time for the muslim countries to step up. The west doesn’t want them.

  • disqus_omtDhqWCVP

    Too many countries are in dire trouble because of their open hearted and open handed welcome of Muslim refugees. The Muslims will not integrate. They expect their host countries to abide by their vile Islamic religion and barbaric customs of their homelands

    I sincerely hope that my country, Canada, takes not a single one.

    How many refugees have those countries with untold wealth and millions of miles of empty land taken in?
    They are all Muslim countries well noted for their stranglehold penny pinching when it comes to aiding anyone, even their own created and of their own religion.
    Yes the multitude of Islamic states. The greediest creatures ever known.
    They abhor the pig but behave as if they are genetically identical when it comes to charity.

    Mickey Oberman

  • Hard Little Machine

    Why not all 22 million Syrians. In fact, make Syria an EU state and include them in the Schengen Area. May as well – the whole thing’s on fire and sinking anyway.