A U.S. State Department official said on Thursday that 10,000 Syrian refugees would be resettled in the United States in fiscal year 2016.

"We're going to bring in 10,000 this year," Anne Richard, assistant secretary for the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration at the State Department, said at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C.

Richard made the remark during a panel discussion on the U.S. response to the refugee crisis in the Middle East and elsewhere.

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