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Oxfam: Poorest nations shouldering responsibility for world’s refugees

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Updated 0536 GMT (1336 HKT) July 18, 2016



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  • Oxfam: Poor countries are shouldering duty of protecting refugees
  • Nations that host over 50% of world’s refugees account for under 2% world’s GDP

(CNN)The world’s six wealthiest countries host less than 9% of the world’s refugees, according to a new Oxfam report.

While the United States, China, Japan, Germany, France and UK make up more than half the global economy, last year they only hosted 2.1 million refugees and asylum seekers — just 8.88% of the world’s total, the aid organization said in its report released Monday.

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