Global Forced Displaced Hit a Record High of 65 million in 2016

Global Forced Displaced Hit a Record High of 65 million in 2016

20 people are newly displaced every minute of the day. 

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), over the past two decades, the global population of forcibly displaced people has grown substantially from 33.9 million in 1997 to 65.6 million in 2016, and it remains at a record high. The growth was concentrated between 2012 and 2015, driven mainly by the Syrian conflict along with other conflicts in the region such as in Iraq and Yemen, as well as in sub-Saharan Africa including Burundi, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, and Sudan. Click for more

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