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The United Nations: The number of displaced people and refugees in the world has doubled in the last ten years

The United Nations announced that the number of people displaced by wars and crises in the world has doubled in the last ten years, reaching 82.4 million, a record number despite the Corona virus pandemic.

The official report of the High Commissioner for Refugees stated, “The number of refugees, internally displaced persons and asylum seekers increased by 4% in 2020, compared to a record number of 79.5 million at the end of 2019.”

“During the pandemic, everything has stopped, including the economy, but wars, conflicts, violence, discrimination, persecution and all the factors that drive people to flee continue,” said Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Last year, more than two-thirds of the people who fled abroad were from just five countries: Syria (6.7 million), Venezuela (four million), Afghanistan (2.6 million), South Sudan (2.2 million) and Burma (1.1 million).

Despite the pandemic and calls for a global ceasefire by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, conflicts continued to cause people to flee.

For the seventh consecutive year, Turkey received the largest number of refugees in the world (3.7 million), followed by Colombia (1.7 million), Pakistan (1.4 million), Uganda (1.4 million) and Germany (1.2 million).

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