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Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide: UN

AFP     20th June, 2017 12:02:49 printer

Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide: UN

Syrians fleeing conflict account for 12 million of the world's displaced people.(Photo-AFP)

Devastating conflicts, violence and persecution in places like Syria and South Sudan left a record 65.6 million people uprooted from their homes by the end of 2016, the UN said Monday.

 

"At the end of 2016, there were 65.6 million people forcibly displaced worldwide," the UN refugee agency said in a statement, stressing that this was a "new unprecedented high."

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