Wednesday, June 19, 2013


More Than Seven Million Refugees Displaced In 2012 - UN -- BBC

The UN says 7.6 million people became refugees in 2012, with the total number now higher than at any time since 1994.

A report from the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says that Syria is "a major new factor" driving up refugee numbers.

The report say 55% of all refugees come from five countries: Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, Sudan and Syria.

It also found that developing countries now hosted 81% of the world's refugees, 11% more than a decade ago.

"These truly are alarming numbers. They reflect individual suffering on a huge scale and they reflect the difficulties of the international community in preventing conflicts and promoting timely solutions for them," said UNHCR chief Antonio Guterres.

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More News On The World's Growing Refugee Crisis

New UNHCR report says global forced displacement at 18-year high -- UNHCR
Syria pushes global refugee numbers to highest since 1994 -- Alertnet
World refugee increase is highest since 1999, UNHCR report shows -- The Guardian
New refugees numbers rising - UN report -- Herald Sun
UN reports highest level of refugees since 1994 as Canada tightens policy -- Global Post/Canadian Press
Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia conflicts creating more refugees: UNHCR -- The Australian
UNHCR 2012 refugee statistics: full data -- The Guardian

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