Forced displacement of people reaches record high of 82.4 million, says UN
The number of people displaced due to persecution, conflict, violence and human rights violations in the world has increased to a record 82.4 million, according to the Global Trends report from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
DW news agency reported that the UN report has called for reversing the global trend towards more flight and displacement triggered by violence and persecution, which has been going on for almost a decade. It said that the newly released figure is four per cent higher than the previous year, when 79.5 million had been recorded at the end of 2019.
The low and middle-income countries that border crisis areas host the vast majority of refugees around the world.
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