The United Nations is calling on countries to take on 180,000 Syrian refugees. The figure represents just five percent of the projected refugee population by the end of 2015, the Euro News website reports today (December 8, 2014).
At least 3.2 million people have fled from Syria since its civil war began in March 2011, and neighboring countries are feeling the strain.
Turkey and Lebanon each host more than one million refugees.
Amnesty International blasted Persian Gulf countries that have failed to resettle a single Syrian refugee.