The United Nations Refugee Agency called for more countries to admit refugees.

The United Nations Refugee Agency called for more countries to admit refugees Tuesday after the U.S announced it will cut the number of refugees it will allow entry for a second straight year.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insists that the country is still committed to providing sanctuary to people fleeing the world's danger zones.

Up to 30,000 refugees will be allowed into the country next year, down from a cap of 45,000 this year.

"There are more vulnerable refugees in the world today in need of resettlement than there are places made available by governments," William Spindler, UN spokesman. "UNHCR advocates for more countries to admit refugees for resettlement and urges those that are ready to expand the number of places available for them."

The U.N. refused to directly condemn the U.S. decision.

The U.S. will have its lowest for refugee entry into the U.S. since 1980.