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Hillary Clinton: Syrian Refugee Crisis Is A 'Global Crisis' | The Huffington Post EDITION US عربي (Arabi) Australia Brasil Canada Deutschland España France Ελλάδα (Greece) India Italia 日本 (Japan) 한국 (Korea) Maghreb México Québec (En Francais) United Kingdom United States INFORM • INSPIRE • ENTERTAIN • EMPOWER NEWS WorldPost Highline Science Education Weird News Business TestKitchen Tech College Media POLITICS Pollster Election Results Eat the Press HuffPost Hill Candidate Confessional So That Happened ENTERTAINMENT Sports Comedy Celebrity Books Entertainment TV Arts + Culture WELLNESS Healthy Living Travel Style Taste Home Weddings Divorce Sleep GPS for the Soul WHAT'S WORKING Impact Green Good News Global Health VOICES Black Voices Latino Voices Women Fifty Religion Queer Voices Parents Teen College VIDEO ALL SECTIONS Arts + Culture Black Voices Books Business Candidate Confessional Celebrity College Comedy Crime Divorce Dolce Vita Eat the Press Education Election Results Entertainment Fifty Good News Green Healthy Living Highline Home Horoscopes HuffPost Data HuffPost Hill Impact Latino Voices Media Outspeak Parents Politics Pollster Queer Voices Religion Science Small Business So That Happened Sports Style Taste Tech Teen TestKitchen Travel TV Weddings Weird News Women WorldPost FEATURED GPS for the Soul Hawaii OWN Dr. Phil Quiet Revolution Talk to Me Don't Stress the Mess Endeavor Fearless Dreamers Generation Now Inspiration Generation Paving the Way The Power Of Humanity Sleep + Wellness What's Working: Purpose + Profit What's Working: Small Businesses POLITICS Hillary Clinton: Syrian Refugee Crisis Is A 'Global Crisis' "The entire world now sees [it] doesn't just affect the Syrian people; it affects all of us." 09/04/2015 01:55 pm ET | Updated Sep 04, 2015 Sam Levine Associate Politics Editor, The Huffington Post Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the United States should help to address the Syrian refugee crisis, but added that a much larger global response was needed to resolve the issue. MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell asked Clinton, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president, whether the U.S. should raise its quota for Syrian refugees. "We should do our part, as should the Europeans; but this is a broader, global crisis," Clinton replied. "We now have more refugees than we've had in many years -- I think, since the Second World War." The crisis has displaced more than 4.1 million Syrians, and the U.S. has announced that it will accept 8,000 refugees in 2016 . Calling the crisis "heartbreaking," Clinton said that the issue was one that "the entire world now sees doesn't just affect the Syrian people; it affects all of us. That's what I've been saying for years." Clinton also said she supported  doing more to arm  moderate Syrian rebels early on in their fight against Syrian President Bashar Assad, a position that President Barack Obama disagreed with . Asked whether Obama's foreign policy caused the crisis, Clinton said that "the world's policies" were responsible. "I advocated for -- as I say -- a more robust policy. But sitting here today, I can't say that would have, on its own, made a difference, because this had to be an international effort," she said. In an interview with The Huffington Post on Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry said that the U.S. could " do a lot more to protect" Syrian refugees and would work with existing refugee camps in other countries. Also on HuffPost: Hillary Clinton Hillary Clinton 1 of 18 U. S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton waits to speak as she is introduced at Singapore Management University, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in Singapore. Share this slide: AP More: Hillary Clinton Syria Hillary Clinton Syrian Refugee Crisis Hillary Clinton 2016 Syria Syrian Refugee Crisis Suggest a correction Comments Close SUBSCRIBE AND FOLLOW Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn more 1.93 M 980 K 456 K Podcast Add us on Snapchat Hillary Clinton: Syrian Refugee Crisis Is A 'Global Crisis' NEW! HIGHLIGHT AND SHARE Highlight text to share via Facebook and Twitter CURATED FOR YOU Generated from related, personalized and trending articles. View your news homepage. CONVERSATIONS Advertise RSS Careers FAQ User Agreement Privacy Comment Policy About Us About Our Ads Contact Us Archive Copyright © 2016 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.    "The Huffington Post" is a registered trademark of TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc. All rights reserved. Part of HuffPost • HPMG News