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Tuesday, 19 June 2018 - 15:48
UN report says a record 68.5mn people displaced worldwide
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A record 68.5 million people have been forced flee their homes due to war, violence, and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, the UN said today (Jun 19).
 
By the end of 2017, the number was nearly three million higher than the previous year and showed a 50-percent increase from the 42.7 million uprooted from their homes a decade ago, according to a report by the UN refugee agency.
 
The current figure is equivalent to the entire population of Thailand, and the number of people forcibly displaced equates to one in every 110 persons worldwide, it said.
 
Most people flee within their own country and are defined as internally displaced people or IDPs.
 
By the end of 2017, there were some 40 million IDPs worldwide, down slightly from previous years, with Colombia, Syria and Democratic Republic of Congo accounting for the greatest numbers.
 
Another 25.4 million people -- more than half of them children -- were registered as refugees last year.
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