A Look At The U.N. Refugee Summit

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In this Sept. 16, 2016 file photo, hundreds of life jackets line the shore of the New York City waterfront in the Brooklyn borough of New York, placed there by advocates with Oxfam America to draw attention to the refugee crisis. Many of the life jackets used for the action had been collected on beaches in Greece after being used by adult and child refugees. The undertaking was a prelude to the United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants. The question of what to do about the world’s 65.3 million displaced people takes center stage at the UN General Assembly Monday, Sept. 19, when leaders from around the globe converge on New York for the first-ever summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants. Mark Lennihan/AP, file
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In this Sept. 16, 2016 file photo, hundreds of life jackets line the shore of the New York City waterfront in the Brooklyn borough of New York, placed there by advocates with Oxfam America to draw attention to the refugee crisis. Many of the life jackets used for the action had been collected on beaches in Greece after being used by adult and child refugees. The undertaking was a prelude to the United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants. The question of what to do about the world’s 65.3 million displaced people takes center stage at the UN General Assembly Monday, Sept. 19, when leaders from around the globe converge on New York for the first-ever summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants. Mark Lennihan/AP, file

A Look At The U.N. Refugee Summit

This week, the U.N. General Assembly is hosting the first-ever summit on ‘Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants’.

Yesterday, leaders officially agreed to provide a more coordinated response to the crisis. President Obama is hosting a summit and will lobby for larger commitments from other nations.

We talk about the gathering with Somini Sengupta. She covers the U.N. for the New York Times.