A Syrian refugees protest at the ferry terminal in Calais, northern France on October 4, 2013
A Syrian refugees protest at the ferry terminal in Calais, northern France on October 4, 2013 © Philippe Huguen - AFP/File
A Syrian refugees protest at the ferry terminal in Calais, northern France on October 4, 2013
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Last updated: October 17, 2013

France to take in 500 Syrian refugees

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France on Wednesday committed to taking in 500 Syrian refugees at the United Nations' request, the UN refugee agency said.

The announcement followed talks in Paris between French President Francois Hollande and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres, the agency's local representative Philippe Leclerc told AFP.

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