Fire Destroys Greek Refugee Camp, Hours After UNGA Holds First Summit for Refugees & Migrants

HeadlineSep 21, 2016

Here in New York, the United Nations General Assembly held its first-ever Summit for Refugees and Migrants. The summit produced a nonbinding declaration detailing a more coordinated and humane response to the biggest migration upheaval since World War II. President Obama also announced the United States will resettle 110,000 refugees from around the world—a nearly 60 percent increase from 2015, but still only a tiny fraction of the number of refugees resettled in other countries. Only hours after the meeting was occurring in New York, a massive fire swept through a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. The fire at the Moria camp destroyed dozens of homes and tents, and forced thousands of people to flee. We’ll have more on the Summit for Refugees and Migrants later in the broadcast.

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