A coalition of 36 international organizations, including Islamic Relief, is calling on rich countries to resettle tens of thousands of Syrian refugees inside their borders. The call comes before a United Nations conference aimed at getting countries to pledge to take more refugees begins in Geneva on Tuesday.
More than 3.2 million refugees have fled Syria in the past three years, but the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) expects that number to grow to more than 3.6 million by the end of 2015.
Around 95% of the current refugees are now living in just five neighboring countries: Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt.
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