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The number of people forced to flee their homes due to war, violence or persecution is at record levels. In this briefing, Oxfam highlights the stark divide between the countries which are offering practical help to refugees who desperately need a safe place to stay ? and those that are not. The responsibility for providing refugees with shelter, food and health care, as well as jobs and education, is falling disproportionately on poorer countries, which are often struggling to meet the needs of their own people or are at risk of compromising their own stability.

This briefing provides context for the back-to-back summits in New York being held by the United Nations and President Obama, which are opportunities for all countries to improve the way people forced to flee are treated, and provide them with a dignified future.

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