INTERVIEW: UN refugee chief calls for new deal on burden sharing for refugees

by Julie Mollins | @jmollins | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 14 October 2010 19:48 GMT

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Rich countries should share the global refugee burden more fairly with developing countries and cooperate to set up an enlarged EU-wide resettlement programme, U.N. refugee chief Antonio Guterres says.

Rich countries should share the global refugee burden more fairly with developing countries and cooperate to set up an enlarged EU-wide resettlement programme, U.N. refugee chief Antonio Guterres says.

Guterres highlighted the increasingly protracted nature of refugee crises and the unwillingness of some rich countries to share the burden in a lecture at Britain's Oxford University on Wednesday night.

He spoke to AlertNet afterwards.

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