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4th Dec 2016

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Amnesty lambasts states for rejecting UN refugee plan

Rights group Amnesty International has accused national leaders of failing to "bear the weight of responsibility" after they finalised a watered-down outcome document for adoption at a UN refugee summit on 19 September. The document failed to include a UN-backed pledge to move one in 10 refugees to the developed world. Over 20 million people worldwide are currently forced to flee from conflict, violence and persecution.

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