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Displaced people hits record high globally due to war, persecution – UN

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SAVE A LIFE. By the time you finish this sentence, someone will have been displaced by war, conflict and violence. In 2016, 10.3 million were newly displaced, an equivalent of one person every three seconds. Photo credit:UNHCR/A. McConnell

More than 65.6 million people were forcibly displaced at the end of 2016, according to a new report from the UN Refugee Agency

MANILA, Philippines (Jun. 19, 2017) — The number of displaced people in the world has risen to a new record high due to war, persecution, and violence, according to the latest report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Continue reading Displaced people hits record high globally due to war, persecution – UN