Duterte offers refugees a home in the Philippines

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has offered to take in the world's refugees at a time many western countries are closing their borders to those who are displaced.

Duterte told Al Jazeera that his decision to welcome refugees into the Philippines, a country of 100 million where poverty is widespread, is due to western countries' failure to help them.

Duterte has drawn international condemnation for his crackdown on drugs, with the European Union and the United States accusing him of violating human rights by using death squads to kill suspected drug dealers and users.

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