The Obama administration is mulling “resettlement” among other steps in response to a refugee crisis dubbed the worst in Europe since the end of World War II, a White House official said on Monday.
“The administration is actively considering a range of approaches to be more responsive to the global refugee crisis, including with regard to refugee resettlement,” National Security Council spokesman Peter Boogaard said in a statement.
“We are also in regular contact with countries in the Middle East and Europe who have been greatly impacted by the increased refugee flows,” he said.
In a situation that worsened dramatically over the summer, hundreds of thousands of migrants, including many from war zones in Syria and Iraq, have entered southern Europe, in many cases after making risky sea crossings.
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