Venezuelan president offers to take in 20,000 Syrian refugees
- President Nicolás Maduro indicated that the country is ready to take in the refugees to help cope with the global migration crisis.
- Maduro has previously expressed support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose conflict with rebel forces has driven much of the flight from the country.
“How many more Arabs must die before a great human conscience of peace is awakened? … I want 20,000 Syrians to come to our Venezuelan fatherland, to share this land of peace, of Christ, of (independence hero Simon) Bolivar, and to help with the development of this magical land.”
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