Here’s What UN Refugee Chief Had To Say About The Quantity of Refugees This Year
The United Nations (UN) refugee chief said in Geneva on 2nd of October that conflicts, violence and persecution in Myanmar, South Sudan, Syria and elsewhere have forced more than two million people to flee as refugees this year.
Calling for more international cooperation and support to address the emergency, the UN refugee chief pointed to the dire needs of the more than half a million Rohingya Muslims who crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar since August 25.
At the end of 2016, a record 65.6 million people had been evacuated from their homes worldwide, with 22.5 million of them recorded as refugees.
War-ravaged Syria continues to account for the world’s largest number of forcibly displaced people, with civilians there still bearing the brunt of clashes.