International Conference on Refugees in Muslim World Opens
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan: Syria, Sudan, and Mali are the biggest refugee hotspots, the UN refugee commissioner said Friday at a conference in Turkmenistan, calling on governments to help alleviate a humanitarian crisis.
The conference on refugees in the Muslim world opened Friday in the capital of Central Asia’s most isolated country, organized by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
In 2011, the 57 members of the OIC took in 17.6 million people, including refugees and asylum seekers, said UNHCR’s high commissioner Antonio Guterres in his opening remarks.
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