Sobering Stats for World Refugee Day

Around the world, a record 65 million people are displaced, according to the UNHCR’s new Global Trends: Forced Displacement in 2016 report.
 
One small solace: Despite the record high displacement, the flow of new refugees last year slowed slightly—but UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi emphasized that the numbers are still unacceptable.
 
Syria and Afghanistan account for the biggest source refugees, with 5.5 million and 2.5 million displaced respectively. But South Sudan marks the fastest-growing refugee crisis, surging from 854,100 people displaced to over 1.4 million in 2016.
 
"No refugee crisis today worries me more than South Sudan," said UNHCR Africa chief Valentin Tapsoba.
 
Source: Deutsche Welle
 

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