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65.3 Million People Displaced Around The World

People Displaced Around The World

According to the report given by UNHCR on Monday which is on World Refugee Day there are now a record 65.3 million people displaced around the world. The figure's jumped by 50% in 5 years. Now 1 in every 113 people is a refugee, asylum seeker or internally displaced. Fighting in Syria, Afghanistan, Burundi and South Sudan has driven the latest exodus and many of them are children.

Filippo Grandi

Filippo Grandi the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said that "The refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean, and arriving on the shores of Europe, the message that they have carried is that if you don't solve problems, problems will come to you. And it's painful that it has taken so long for people in the rich countries to understand that."

The report also says developing nations still host 86% of the world's refugees. Turkey, home to 2.5 million Syrian refugees, comes 1st followed by Pakistan and Lebanon