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Amnesty: 380,000 Syrians most at risk need refuge abroad

Amnesty calls on wealthy nations to provide refuge to 300,000 more Syrians deemed most at risk

Amnesty: 380,000 Syrians most at risk need refuge abroad

BEIRUT (AP) -- Amnesty International says wealthy nations should agree to accept hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees because they cannot safely remain within the region, never mind return home.

The London-based humans rights watchdog says in a report on the Syrian refugee crisis that about 380,000 of the 4 million Syrians sheltering in neighboring Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey should be relocated abroad because they are in high-risk categories for attack or abuse as homosexuals, survivors of rape or torture, or children without guardians or requiring advanced medical care.

Amnesty's report Wednesday found that about 80,000 had been offered new homes as refugees overseas, while 300,000 more remain in legal limbo.


Updated : 2021-09-22 15:36 GMT+08:00