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  1. Refugees

    World’s Superpowers Lag Behind on Resettling Refugees

    They need to put their money where their mouth is. Global superpowers talk a mean game about helping the world’s 21 million refugees, but a new Amnesty International report shows that more than half those asylum seekers are in just 10 countries, which between them account for only 2.5 percent of global GDP. Most, like Turkey and Chad, neighbor global conflict areas. Meanwhile, the U.K. has taken on 80 times fewer refugees than Jordan. Only Canada, the report says, is putting serious work into a superpower-style refugee program.

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