Hirunews Logo
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
UN+says+refugee+numbers+at+record+level
Monday, 20 June 2016 - 11:05
UN says refugee numbers at record level
27

Shares
3,330

Views

The UN refugee agency says the number of people displaced by conflict is at the highest level ever recorded.

It estimates that 65.3m people were either refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced at the end of 2015, an increase of 5m in a year.

Meanwhile, the UN refugee chief says a worrying "climate of xenophobia" has taken hold in Europe as it struggles to cope with the migrant crisis.

The influx of people, the biggest since World War Two, has led to greater support to far-right groups and controversial anti-immigration policies.

Over half of all of them came from war-torn Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
HiruNews
Tuesday, 31 July 2018 - 13:15
It is hard to imagine the diversity we see in the commercial hub of Colombo; Pettah.Several photographs depicting their day to day life and activities... Read More
HiruNews
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
669 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
285 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
5,871 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
12,970 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
83 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
41,255 Views
Top