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UN Refugee Agency: Record 68.5 Million Displaced In 2017, 3M Refugees Created

The United Nations said there was arecord number of displaced people in the world last year for the fifth straight year.
On Tuesday, the UN High Commission for Refugees reported there were 68.5 million displaced people in 2017.
Officials warned three million more refugees are created every year as people flee across borders to escape long-running conflicts.
FILE – In this Sept. 14, 2017 file photo, a Rohingya man carries two children to shore in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, after they arrived on a boat from Myanmar. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said Tuesday, June 19, 2018 that continued crises in places like South Sudan and Congo, as well as the exodus of Muslim Rohingya from Myanmar starting last year, raised the overall figure of forced displacements in 2017 to 68.5 million. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File)
The biggest chunk of refugees come from Syria, South Sudan, Myanmar, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The agency said just 100,000 refugees were resettled in total, even though 44,000 people were displaced each day.
“Governments should actually exercise leadership, provide good responses, it is possible, it is manageable,” stated Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees. “We are not talking about unmanageable numbers moving to the rich countries, but the contrary has happened, that governments have projected an image of emergency, of invasion, and actually, unfortunately, many political leaders have capitalized on that to gain votes.”
The UN is calling for a stronger international response to care for the displaced, over half of whom are children.

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