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Merkel says Germany to take 10,000 refugees from UN resettlement program

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the country will take in some 10,000 migrants who were selected by the UN’s refugee agency, AP reports. Merkel was speaking on Monday during a meeting with the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi. The 10,000 refugees were part of a resettlement program that Germany supports “to prevent illegal migration and substitute it through legal opportunities,” according to the chancellor. It was not immediately clear which countries the migrants would come from. Grandi thanked Berlin for tripling its financial support to the UNHCR in the last three years. Germany is the second biggest donor after the United States, contributing about $473 million annually to the agency.