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Icelanders say they want to house Syrian refugees — but in Greece the government and residents are overwhelmed

Iceland's government says it's willing to accept 50 Syrian refugees during the next two years. But a Facebook event page has been created to challenge that policy and more than 10,000 Icelanders on the page have offered to take in Syrians on the run. Meanwhile, on the Greek island of Lesbos, a sharp increase in the number of refugees arriving on the island is leaving government officials and residents overwhelmed.

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US: 'Do we need to do more? Yes'

The State Department says more needs to be done to help deal with the humanitarian crisis in Syria, especially the refugees. State Department spokesman Mark Toner speaks of the 'heartbreaking' images coming out. But to date the US has admitted fewer than 2,000 refugees since the war began.