Number of global displaced up to 65.6 million last year

Number of global displaced up to 65.6 million last year

Number of global displaced up to 65.6 million last year

In September 2015, Spain pledged to take in more than 17,000 refugees from Italy, Greece, and Turkey within two years.

Refugee children arrive at the Turkish border crossing gate as Syrians flee the northern city of Aleppo.

Australia is also providing almost $1 million in food and supplies to help more than 320,000 people displaced by conflict in Marawi City in the southern Philippines.

Uganda received 532,725 new refugees past year and was the country receiving the largest number of refugees worldwide.

Out of the 276,200 refugees, 243,000 are in a refugee-like situation, according to the report published yesterday by UNHCR ahead of the World Refugee Day today.

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Most people who have been forced from their homes flee within their own country and are defined as internally displaced people, or IDPs.

The UN high commissioner for refugees, Filippo Grandi, stated: "By any measure, this is an unacceptable number".

That number marked a jump of 300,000 from the end of 2015 and was more than six million higher than at the end of 2014, according to a report published by the United Nations refugee agency. There were another 2.8 million asylum seekers, the report said. In 2016, 10.3 million were newly displaced, an equivalent of one person every three seconds.

During past year, 10.3 million people were newly displaced by conflict or persecution, creating 20 new displacements worldwide every minute.

The UN refugee chief also voiced alarm over the rapidly deteriorating situation in South Sudan, which he said was now the world's "fastest growing refugee crisis and displacement crisis".

almost two-thirds of Syrians have been forced to flee their homes.

Within this appeal, UNICEF operations require almost $50 million in 2017 as well as $30 million each year from 2018-2020 to provide critical health care, nutrition, water and sanitation, education, early childhood development, adolescent development, and child protection interventions, for both refugee and host community children.

BEAUBIEN: And he went on to say that it's the rich countries where most of this resistance to refugees is coming from.

There were 2 million new asylum claims in 2016.

Relative to its population, Lebanon cares for the largest number of refugees with one in six, followed by Jordan with one in 11, and then Turkey where one in 28 people is a refugee.

Over the years various countries have their memorable days dedicated to refugees. That was a smaller increase than in the four previous years, prompting the United Nations agency to warn against complacency.

The report said many who returned "did so in less than ideal circumstances" and facing an uncertain future.

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