Why The Wealthiest Gulf States Are Refusing Syrian Refugees

Gulf states have provided hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Syrian refugees crisis.

While residents of the Gulf states have provided hundreds of millions of dollars to aid Syrian refugees through individual donations and charities, the countries' governments have yet to open their borders to welcome refugees in en masse. 

 To understand this discrepancy, HuffPost Live spoke with Jane Kinninmont, senior research fellow and deputy head for the policy institute Chatham House. Watch Kinninmont break down the situation around the Persian Gulf in the video above, and click here for the full HuffPost Live conversation about Gulf states' response to the refugee crisis.

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