Responding to the global humanitarian crisis requires an international effort, a senior Turkish official said Tuesday. 

“The global refugee crisis is challenging everyone who cares about humanitarianism,” Fahrettin Altun, Turkey’s communications director, said on Twitter ahead of the first Global Refugee Forum hosted by the UNHCR in Switzerland.

“Turkey is hosting 4 million refugees and helping hundreds of thousands of IDPs [Internally displaced persons] in Syria and Iraq. We’re helping those in need not only in our region but around the world,” said Altun.

“The global humanitarian crisis requires a large-scale international effort. We are helping and we are

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