The US war on terror since the September 11 attacks is making the world less hospitable to refugees and displaced people whose ranks swelled by 4.3 million people last year, according to a report. The survey, published by the US Committee for Refugees, found that due to the counterterrorism campaign and aggressive screening of foreigners, the United States admitted only 27,000 displaced people last year, less than half the number of those admitted in 2001 and the fewest in more than 30 years. President George W. Bush declared his war on terrorism after the 2001 attacks on New York and Washington that left about 3,000 people dead. “The United States’ severe cutback in refugee admissions left many refugees at risk and undermined its leadership in refugee protection,” said Lavinia Limon, executive director of the committee. Full Story
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