Pictures: World Refugee Day 2013
World Refugee Day 2013 comes at a time when the number of refugees is at its highest globally in almost 20 years. According to a UN report, 7.6 million people were displaced in 2012.
A report issued from the office of the UN High commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR) said that the Syrian crisis has been a “major new factor” in driving up refugee numbers.
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“These truly are alarming numbers. They reflect individual suffering on a huge scale and they and they reflect the difficulties of the international community in preventing conflicts and promoting timely solutions for them,” said UNHCR chief Antonio Guterres. Continue reading below »
According to the report, 55 percent of refugees come from five countries: Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia and Sudan. But where are they now?