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UNCHR Global Trends

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20 June 2017, New York, USA | South-South News — The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said some 65.6 million people worldwide were forcibly displaced from their homes by the end of 2016 setting yet another record high with an increase of 300,000 people compared to the previous year.

In its latest Global Trends Report, UNHCR said the number represents 40.3 million internally displaced, 22.5 million refugees, and 2.8 million asylum-seekers. The number also includes 5.3 million Palestinian refugees and 10.3 million people who were newly displaced in 2016. UNHCR said 51 percent of the world refugee population are children and 84 percent were being hosted by developing countries. The report notes that 55 percent of all refugees worldwide came from just three countries, Syrian, Afghanistan, and South Sudan.

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