Learning from the Past and Accepting Refugees

Over the past five years, more than 9 million Syrians have fled for their lives. Three million have sought refuge in neighboring countries, and 6.5 million are internally displaced. According to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, or UNHCR, more than 1 million refugees traveled to Europe by sea in 2015, and more than 80,000 refugees arrived there in the first six weeks of 2016 alone.

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