U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on the world’s nations Friday to redouble their efforts to solve the crisis posed by unprecedented numbers of war refugees, help victims of other global crises and combat the rising threat of terrorism at a fundamental level.
Addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Kerry announced President Barack Obama will host a summit at the United Nations in New York later this year in response to the global refugee crisis. The goals include big increases in the number of nations answering U.N. humanitarian appeals and in those willing to help resettle families safely.
“The private sector, civil society, and religious organizations will also be called on to help integrate refugees into host communities socially, academically, and through access to employment,” Kerry said.
“I know we know how to do this in a way that protects the security of our countries.”
The United States has announced plans to admit 85,000 refugees by November and 100,000 next year.