UNHCR chief: Why the world’s biggest nations have done so little to help refugees
October 12, 2020
The three largest economies in the word, the United States, China and Japan take a tiny fraction of the refugees compared to that of far poorer countries. Ian Bremmer asks UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi why that's the case and how to change it. "The backlog of asylum claims in the US is astronomical," Grandi tells Bremmer. "It's by far the biggest in the world" Their conversation was part of an episode of GZERO World.
Watch the episode: UNHCR chief: How the pandemic has upended the lives of refugees