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US to accept 85,000 refugees in 2016: John Kerry

Berlin: US Secretary of State John Kerry announced here that the US would increase the number of worldwide refugees it will take in over the next two years.Kerry made the remarks on Sunday after meeting
IANS September 21, 2015 7:04 IST
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Berlin: US Secretary of State John Kerry announced here that the US would increase the number of worldwide refugees it will take in over the next two years.

Kerry made the remarks on Sunday after meeting with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier to discuss the current refugee crisis, Xinhua reported.

He said his country was ready to help in dealing with the crisis.

According to him, the US will accept 85,000 refugees from around the world next year, up from 70,000, and the number will rise to 100,000 in 2017.