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OECD urges governments to address anti-immigration backlash

Associated Press Associated Press 6 days ago

PARIS — The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is urging governments to improve reception conditions for migrants in order to address anti-immigration backlash.

In a report on international migration released on Monday, the Paris-based international organization recommended countries address the local impact of the arrival of migrants.

The OECD said "large and sudden" inflows of migrants are often concentrated in the most disadvantaged areas and that governments should scale up public services in those areas.

The organization is also suggesting that countries step up international cooperation and is urging the international community to "significantly increase its effort in terms of resettlement".

Migration flows increased by 10 percent in 2015 across the OECD area, which is made up of 35 leading industrial countries from all around the world.

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