GENEVA 

Pakistan’s prime minister offered special praise Tuesday to Turkey’s president and its people for hosting the largest refugee population in the world, while warning of worse refugee crises to come unless the world acts now.

“Pakistan was born out of the biggest refugee problem in the history of mankind,” Imran Khan said on day two of the United Nations’ Global Refugee Forum in Geneva, co-chaired by Turkey.

“I am very proud to say that Pakistan hosted at one point 4 million refugees. And still, after 40 years, Pakistan still has 1.4 million registered refugees.”

He added that on Aug.

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