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World Refugee Day

Unresolved conflicts leading to prolonged displacement

AROUND the world, conflicts force large numbers of people to flee within or across national borders. In 1971, the Bangladeshi Liberation War created the largest refugee flow in the world and at the time no one knew how long the situation would last. Fortunately, the Bangladeshis could return home in less than a year, but many other refugees remain displaced for decades. Today, for the first time in the post-World War II era, more than 50 million people remain forcefully...

Global refugee numbers pass 50m

Global refugee numbers pass 50m

The number of people living as refugees from war or persecution exceeded 50 million in 2013, for the first time since World War Two, the UN says. The overall figure of 51.2 million is six million higher than the year before, a report by the UN refugee agency says. Antonio Guterres, head of the UNHCR,...

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