The six richest countries – which make up more than half the global economy – host less than nine percent of the world’s refugees, an aid group has said.
Persecution and conflict in places such as Syria and Afghanistan raised the number of refugees and internally displaced people worldwide to 65.3 million at the end of 2015.
All over the world, children bear the brunt of decisions made by adults to inflict violence upon one another. It is an under-reported humanitarian scandal.
Congress returns to deal with unfinished business from 2015 and to forge a an agenda that could shape the 2016 presidential and congressional elections.
Congress is facing a potential showdown over Syrian refugees resettling in the US. Meanwhile, governors in at least 30 states have voiced objections to the proposed resettlements.
Sweden has an underbelly of racism and xenophobia that could make life difficult for arriving refugees. Racist violence is triggering what a report called “an extensive social problem.”