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The Growing International Refugee Crisis: Facts and Figures

 

Since 1951, more than 50 million men, women and children around the world have started new lives with the help of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) but today, the need for both emergency and ongoing aid for those escaping war, persecution and violence has never been greater. There are dozens of localized, internal struggles producing far larger numbers of internally displaced persons in increasingly dangerous situations than ever before.

How extensive is the problem and where are the needs greatest?

The Scope of the International Refugee Crisis: Global Trends

Today’s Refugees: The World’s Most Vulnerable People

The Impact on Specific Countries and Regions

References
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