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Wednesday, 19 June 2013 - 13:06
7.6 million people became refugees in 2012 - UN
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The UN says 7.6 million people became refugees in 2012, with the total number now higher than at any time since 1994.

 

A report from the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees says that Syria is "a major new factor" driving up refugee numbers.

 

The report say 55% of all refugees come from five countries: Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, Sudan and Syria.

 

The figure of 7.6 million meant there was a new displaced person every 4.1 seconds.

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