Record 68.5 Million Displaced in 2017, 3M Refugees Created — UN Refugee Agency

Dinai and his siblings spend the day together in Gure Shombola Camp Ethiopia

Forty million people are displaced within their own countries, and another 28.5 million have crossed a border and become refugees.

By the end of 2017, the number was almost three million higher than the previous year and showed a 50% increase from the 42.7m uprooted from their homes a decade ago, according to a report by the UN High Commission for Refugees.

More than 68 million people were forced to flee their homes a year ago as a result of war, violence and other forms of persecution, according to a new report from the UN's refugee agency.

The annual report, released ahead of World Refugee Day on Wednesday, suggested that on average, a person became displaced every two seconds past year.

Nai Jit Lam is calling on the worldwide community to step in and provide safety to the growing number of displaced people around the world. Although Europe hosted 30.7 per cent of the refugee population, more than half of them were in Turkey.

In addition, 70 per cent of the world's displaced are nationals of just 10 countries, according to the UNHCR report.

NRC is concerned to see new border barriers raise in front of people fleeing war and persecution, and the refugees' rights being under threat.

A total of 173,800 unaccompanied and separated child refugees and asylum-seekers were reported previous year, and 45,500 unaccompanied and separated children sought asylum on an individual basis.

Colombia remained the country with the largest internally displaced population for the second year in a row, with 7.7 million people.

Instagram is about to become a lot more like YouTube
The new service will be available soon from a button in the top right-hand corner of the Instagram app's main screen too. Unlike traditional television, IGTV channels are designated by creators, however, anyone can have their own channel.

Most refugees - just over two-thirds of all refugees worldwide - came from just five countries: Syria (6.3 million), Afghanistan (2.6 million), South Sudan (2.4 million), Myanmar (1.2 million) and Somalia (986,400).

For the fourth consecutive year, Turkey has hosted more refugees than any other country in the world, a new United Nations report released Tuesday said. The officials further clarified that although the UNHCR described all the displaced people as refugees, the number of actual refugees stands at less than 35,000.

In 2017, Turkey remained the largest host nation, with a population of 3.5 million refugees, while Lebanon had the greatest number in comparison to its population.

In its annual Global Trends report, UNHCR said 68.5 million people were displaced as of the end of 2017. Anor significant rebound was Myanmar's aftermath of violence that erupted in August past year and forced almost a million rohinyá, a Muslim minority to whom former Burma does not recognize nationality, to cross border with Bangladesh to flee what M ISM Secretary General of UN, António Guterres, defined it as an ethnic cleansing.

Refugees who have fled their countries to escape conflict and persecution accounted for 25.4 million.

Earlier, Grandi called for a "new and far more comprehensive approach" to deal with the refugee situation.

"In numerous countries NRC work, people in power are referring to how European countries are closing their borders, when they want to defend their decision to close their own borders". Germany was second with more than 198,000. "No one becomes a refugee by choice; but the rest of us can have a choice about how we help". Many of these are developing nations that are finding it hard to continue supporting the refugees.

667,000 refugees returned to their home country a year ago.

Related News:

  • Suspect Arrested In The Fatal Shooting Of 20-Year-Old Producer/Rapper XXXTentacion

    Suspect Arrested In The Fatal Shooting Of 20-Year-Old Producer/Rapper XXXTentacion

    Additionally, Williams was hit with a probation violation for previous charges and is being held without bail. If you have any information on XXXTentacion's murder , call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.
    British PM's Brexit plans set for Lords defeat, teeing…

    British PM's Brexit plans set for Lords defeat, teeing…

    Yet Mr Grieve accused Number 10 of altering the amendment at the last minute, as it did not provide MPs with specific veto powers. A statement will then be given in the House of Commons on what course the government should take in the event of a no deal.
    Lucasfilm Only Want Proven Directors For Future Star Wars Movies

    Lucasfilm Only Want Proven Directors For Future Star Wars Movies

    LucasFilm have reportedly put their Star Wars Story spin-offs on the back burner to focus on other films. Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled to be released in theaters on December 20, 2019.
  • Ronaldo becomes Europe's top scorer with strike against MoroccoNaija247news

    Ronaldo becomes Europe's top scorer with strike against MoroccoNaija247news

    Despite their valiant display, Morocco will rue the unforgivable defending that made all their subsequent good work irrelevant. Portugal talisman Cristiano Ronaldo is on course to surpass the legendary Ferenc Puskas on the list of most worldwide goals.
    Prince Louis' Christening Date Announced By Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge

    Prince Louis' Christening Date Announced By Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge

    Prince George was also baptised there whereas Charlotte was christened at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham. Kensington Palace (right inset) and the Royal Family social media accounts also marked the occasion the messages.
    Almost  50 rockets shot from Gaza, one lands near kindergarten

    Almost 50 rockets shot from Gaza, one lands near kindergarten

    Israel's hi-tech response and use of deadly tactics in confronting the weekly Friday protests have drawn worldwide condemnation. Hamas said militants fired four dozen rockets and mortars in response to attacks on the group's military facilities.
  • Melania Trump's Zara jacket shocked many - but statement clothing is in vogue

    Melania Trump's Zara jacket shocked many - but statement clothing is in vogue

    Then, when people criticize her fashion choices, the first lady is able to respond through a spokesperson by slamming the media. Technically, she's right that there was no hidden message - it was painted, unmistakably, on the jacket's exterior.
    PM on International Yoga Day

    PM on International Yoga Day

    This philosopher-monk stressed yoga's rational and scientific qualities in a bid to make the discipline compatible with the West. The event made it to the Guinness World Records with 35,985 participants of 84 nationalities performing asanas at one venue.
    Migrant feud casts shadow as Macron and Merkel seek European Union  roadmap

    Migrant feud casts shadow as Macron and Merkel seek European Union roadmap

    Migration "is a European challenge that needs a European answer", she said in her weekly video message Saturday. "We don't want what is happening with immigration in Europe to happen with us!" he said.
  • Puma basketball announces Jay-Z as president

    Puma basketball announces Jay-Z as president

    Prior to the agreement with Bagley, Puma's last basketball deal came with Vince Carter in 1998. Takeover: JAY-Z & Beyonce Just Released An Album.

    'No hidden message' in Melania Trump jacket, spokesperson says

    It's not clear how this was allowed to slip through the careful WH protocols but it's a mistake on the part of her staff. Mrs Trump, who often campaigns for the right of children, was a strong force behind her husband's policy U-turn.

    European Union hits back at Trump with retaliatory trade tariffs

    Mexico put tariffs on American products ranging from steel to pork and bourbon two weeks ago. Trump has said that the tariffs are needed to protect the nation's national security.


Most liked

Children Separated From Parents At Us Border Sob, Wail Desperately
Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that child migrants who came to the border with parents and were held in custody must be released. Nielsen said Monday that agents are not acting cruelly, but are enforcing the laws passed by Congress.

Israeli PM’s wife Sara Netanyahu charged with fraud in ‘Residence Affair’
Israeli police recommended in February that Benjamin Netanyahu face charges for accepting US$300,000 ($436,000) worth of bribes. Rules block the residence from ordering meals from off the premises when a cook is employed, according to Haaretz .

Mbappe's record goal sends France into last-16
France have never lost a World Cup game when leading at half-time but Aquino almost pegged them back five minutes after the break. Surprisingly though, they dropped this energy as the first half of the game progressed and allowed Pogba to settle into the game.

USA stocks tumble on latest Trump-China trade threats
POSITIVE HOUSING DATA: The solid USA job market has helped to boost demand for new homes. "You see what's happening with China ". Trump threatened to pursue additional tariffs on another $200 billion worth of goods if China increases its tariffs yet again.

India urges Opec to tackle high oil prices
Saudi Arabia urges OPEC to help consumers by boosting oil supply as opposition from arch-rival Iran shows signs of wavering. The paper agreement would see production increase by 1 million barrels a day to bring the group back to target.

Kim Jong-un says Beijing and Pyongyang ‘like family’
Bush and who is now senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank. In 2003, during his first stint as premier, he introduced the controversial "July 1 Economic Measures".

New 'Time' magazine cover shows Trump looking down at crying migrant child
The policy has drawn criticism from all over the world. Customer and Border Protection processing center. They were later transported to a U.S.

Nabil Fekir could still join Liverpool
It appears this frustrating transfer saga for Liverpool supporters still has a few more turns left. Liverpool's bid to sign Nabil Fekir from Lyon is not over, according to the player's agent.

WHO classifies video game addiction a mental health disorder
Addictively playing video game Fortnite could indicate something more worrisome, according to the World Health Organization . According to the newly updated classification, there are three major signs to diagnose gaming disorder in a person.

Instagram’s vertical answer to YouTube — Here’s IGTV
At launch, IGTV videos can be up to 10 minutes long, while select creators will be allowed to make videos up to 60 minutes long. Instagram , which Facebook bought in 2012 for $1 billion, has grown by adding features like messaging and short videos.

Neymar back training ahead of Costa Rica game, CBF says
Although the Paris Saint-Germain forward emerged for Tuesday's workout, he only lasted a few minutes before limping off the field. On Instagram on Monday, Neymar posted a picture of his foot while receiving treatment alongside the message "work hard".

Mexicans hail win over Germany in World Cup
The last occasion of them failing to win their first game was in Mexico in 1986, when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Uruguay. We need to come back together again, and this can not happen again. "We had drawn up a plan six months back or so".

Eva Longoria gives birth to first child, a son
Eva and Pepe shared that their son weighed 6 lbs and 13 oz and that they have chose to name him Santiago Enrique Baston. The former " Desperate Housewives " and " Telenovela " star confirmed the pregnancy to ABC News in December.

After brief wait, Beyoncé, Jay-Z take album to Spotify
As the pair ended their show at the London Stadium, a huge sign flashed up on screens around the venue, saying "Album Out Now". Beyoncé and Jay-Z dropped a surprise joint album entitled " Everything is Love " on Saturday afternoon.

Top diplomat confirms Turkey will buy Russia’s S-400 missile systems
The two countries have disagreed over US support for the Kurdish YPG militia, which Ankara views as a terrorist organization. The head of the militia controlling the town, the Manbij Military Council, confirmed Turkish troops had begun patrols.