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65.3 million people have been forcibly displaced around the world. 24 people are displaced every minute. We are facing the world’s largest refugee crisis since WWII, with 51% of all refugees being children.
On September 19, 2016, the UN General Assembly will host a high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach. It will be the first time the General Assembly has called for a summit at the Heads of State and Government level on displacement.
On September 20, President Obama will host a separate invitation-only summit inviting government leaders to make concrete commitments to resettlement of refugees.
The three organizations will be campaigning to press world leaders not to support any policies that undermine human rights standards and the 1951 Refugee Convention and to improve the protection of refugees. They are working to ensure that 10% of refugees around the world are resettled in a timely manner, by 2018; that governments fight discrimination and anti-refugee xenophobia in their countries and elsewhere; that the principle of non-refoulement is upheld; and that there is robust funding for the resettlement of refugees here in the United States and in countries that host refugees.