United Nations: In wake of terror attacks Obama tells world leaders to open their hearts to refugees
President Barack Obama is telling world leaders they have to do more to open their hearts to refugees who are desperate for a home.
Obama says the world is more secure if leaders are prepared to help people in need, but they have to follow through even when the politics are hard.
He says leaders must have the empathy to imagine what it would be like for their families if the unspeakable were to happen.
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Seemingly speaking of the U.S., Obama says there are a lot of nations doing the right thing, but many countries, particularly those blessed with wealth and the benefits of geography can do more to help.
The UN estimates that there are about about 21.3 million refugees forced to flee due to armed conflict or persecution.
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