Violence and Persecution Uprooted Record 65.6 Million People in 2016, UN Agency Reports

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UN News Centre

Nearly 66 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes last year, the United Nation refugee agency today reported, stressing the “very high” pace at which conflict and persecution is forcing people to flee their homes.

The figure equates to “one person displaced every three seconds – less than the time it takes to read this sentence.”

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