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France drags feet on accepting Syrian refugees

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Syrian refugees arrive at Siracusa harbour in Sicily, 20 September, 2013
Syrian refugees arrive at Siracusa harbour in Sicily, 20 September, 2013 Reuters/Antonio Parrinello

An estimated two million people have fled Syria since the start of the country’s bitter conflict. In early September the United Nations called on European countries to open their doors. France has said it will do its part but the lack of action up until now has humanitarian groups asking questions.

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