Three House Democrats are calling on Secretary of State John Kerry to meet the administration's stated goal of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees in the U.S. before October.

"This need has never been more urgent. As a result of the Syrian civil war, more than 400,000 civilians have been killed, and more than 4.8 million people have been forced to flee their homes," wrote Reps. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), David Cicilline (D-R.I.) and Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) in a Monday letter.

The State Department has settled 2,805 Syrian refugees during the first eight months of the fiscal year, according to the letter, which was released on World Refugee Day.

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