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With 1 human in every 113 affected, forced displacement hits record high - UNHCR

20 June 2016 | Français. Conflict and persecution caused global forced displacement to escalate sharply in 2015, reaching the highest level ever recorded and representing immense human suffering, according to a report released today by UNHCR, the UN ...and more »

Live Blog: World Refugee Day kicks off amid record displacement - UNHCR

By UNHCR Staff | 20 June 2016 | عربي. GENEVA, June 20 (UNHCR) – Millions of people across the globe, led by artists, musicians and even chefs, are marking World Refugee Day with a series of celebratory events that stand in stark contrast to grim ...and more »

Global forced displacement hits record high - UNHCR

By Adrian Edwards | 20 June 2016 | Français | عربي. GENEVA, June 20 (UNHCR) – Wars and persecution have driven more people from their homes than at any time since UNHCR records began, according to a new report released today by the UN Refugee Agency ...and more »

UNHCR report: More displaced now than after WWII - CNN

(CNN) The U.N.'s refugee agency reports that the number of displaced people is at its highest ever -- surpassing even post-World War II numbers, when the world was struggling to come to terms with the most devastating event in history. The total at the ...and more »

'Unprecedented' 65 million people displaced by war and persecution in 2015 – UN - UN News Centre

The number of people displaced from their homes due to conflict and persecution last year exceeded 60 million for the first time in United Nations history, a tally greater than the population of the United Kingdom, or of Canada, Australia and New ...and more »

Why the first Olympic refugee team may not be the last - The Conversation US

Ten refugee athletes will march into the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, August 5, 2016. Unlike the other athletes there, they will not represent the countries of their birth, heritage or citizenship. These athletes will comprise the ...and more »

Infographic: The Global Hospitality Index - GOOD Magazine

To mark World Refugee Day, the United Nations Refugee Agency today released its annual Global Trends report, which finds that a record 65.3 million people were displaced last year. (That's about one out of every 113 people worldwide.) Though the ...and more »

Refugees, Displaced People Surpass 60 Million For First Time, UNHCR Says - NPR

The number of refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people around the world has topped 65 million, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said Monday. As of December 2015, there were 65.3 million displaced people, according to a ...and more »

Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia driving record levels of displacement - Geographical

The number of refugees, asylum seekers and other displaced people in the world hits a new record high of 65.3 million people – with over half of global refugees coming from just three countries. In its annual report to recognise World Refugee Day, the ...and more »

UNHCR chief laments world focus shifting away from Afghanistan - UNHCR

By Don Murray | 20 June 2016 | Français | عربي. UN High Commissioner Filippo Grandi answers questions from internally displaced people in Kabul. © UNHCR/Jim Huylebroek. GHAZIABAD, Afghanistan, June 20 (UNHCR) – Faced with a mounting world refugee ...and more »