100 million forced to flee homes in last year, says UNHCR

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Over 100 million people worldwide were forced to flee their homes in the last year, according to data revealed in a shocking new report from the UN refugee agency UNHCR. The sharp rise in people fleeing conflict, hunger and disease has gathered pace over the last decade, forcing the mass movement of people both within states and across national borders. “Every year of the last decade, the numbers have climbed,” said UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi as he announced the report. “Either the international community comes together to take action to address this human tragedy, resolve conflicts and find l…

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