UN Seeks Host Countries for Syrian Refugees

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The United Nations is asking the United States and Europe to take in thousands of Syrian refugees.

Since the beginning of Syria's civil war, more than 1.5 million Syrians have fled the country seeking refuge. U.N. officials think that number could reach 3.5 million by the end of the year.

According to agency spokesman Adrian Edwards, the U.N. is seeking to relocate 10,000 refugees.

On Tuesday, Edwards told the Associated Press that "resettlement is only one of the tools we use and tends to apply to a very small number of highly vulnerable individuals of any refugee population."

German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich said Germany has already agreed to take in half.

Edwards says the United States and Germany usually offer the most help.

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