Obama draws pledges from 50 countries to take in 360,000 refugees


United Nations (United States) (AFP)

Fifty countries have pledged to take in 360,000 refugees this year, doubling the number from last year, US President Barack Obama announced Tuesday.

Opening a summit on refugees at the United Nations, Obama praised Germany and Canada among other countries that have opened up their doors to those fleeing conflicts like the carnage in Syria.