Jun 20 2017
Along with the 6.3 million Syrians displaced inside the country, these numbers show that a almost two thirds of all Syrians have been forced from their homes, the report said.
The global number of people who have fled their homes reached a new record of 65.6 million a year ago as a major new refugee crisis emerged in South Sudan, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Monday.
Only 0.24% of the United Kingdom population are refugees, asylum seekers or stateless people - that is 168,978 people, around the population of Rochdale in greater Manchester.
The UN hopes that recorded on Monday a record number of IDPs will force rich countries to think again on that not just to take more refugees, but also work to restore the world.
Last year, 10.3 million people newly fled overseas or became internally displaced within their country, compared to 12.4 million a year earlier.
Refugee numbers worldwide have reached 22.5 million, which the report notes "is the highest ever seen".
"By any measure this is an unacceptable number", said Filipo Grandi, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees. Twelve million people in the country were forced to abandon their homes in 2016 - that's more than half of the country's population.
And almost 70 years after Palestinians first fled today's Israel, some 5.3 million Palestinians are now living as refugees - the highest level ever recorded, UNHCR said. South Sudan, with a little over a quarter, has the next-biggest proportion - and fastest growing displaced population overall, the agency said.
The 2016 report said 84,283 individuals had made donations and there had also been increasing support from business, community groups and refugee diaspora.
Russia Says It May Have Killed ISIS Leader in Airstrike
She noted that the Russians have said they are still investigating whether al-Baghdadi was actually at the meeting they bombed. Sputnik also claimed that Syrian state television reported on Sunday that al-Baghdadi was killed in a US -led airstrike.
DC police to charge 12 Turkish security agents
Nine people were injured, with several going to the hospital for treatment of head injuries, broken teeth, deep cuts and bruises. Ankara told the U.S. ambassador that the decision to issue the warrants was "wrong" and "unacceptable", Anadolu Agency reported.
India, Pakistan join Shanghai pact despite bilateral tensions
Along with India, Pakistan has also joined the SCO as a full member state. The UN Secretary General also called on the Prime Minister.
The Global Trends report is based on the UNHCR's own data, data it receives from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre and data received from governments.
And while developed countries continue to debate how to best manage increased arrivals of people fleeing war and persecution, it is developing regions which continue to assume the lion's share of refugee populations.
47% of refugees are women and 51% of refugees under the age of 18. While the 2016 total is high - representing an enormous number of people needing protection worldwide - it also shows that growth in displacement slowed a year ago.
- One in 113 people worldwide is displaced.
This is "the highest figure since we started recording these figures", UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi told reporters ahead of the report launch.
"The world seems to have become unable to make peace", Grandi said.
By population, the report said Syria still accounts for the biggest number of displaced people at 12 million, followed by Colombia with 7.7 million, Afghanistan with 4.7 million, Iraq with 4.2 million and South Sudan at 3.3 million.
Tragically, 75,000 asylum claims were received from children travelling alone or separated from their parents, among them youngsters like Tareq, 16, who dodged armed combatants to walk out of Syria into neighbouring Turkey.
Jun 20 2017
Barclays Africa says "no obligation" to pay SA govt
Absa‚ which has not yet seen the report that contains the order‚ said it would study it before a possible legal review. She also said the government and the Reserve Bank had failed in their role.
Jun 19 2017
Theresa May offers support package for London fire victims
During her visit - which lasted less than an hour - she also spoke to volunteers and community leaders at St Clement's Church. Alongside both police and fire investigations into the blaze, she has promised to set up a public inquiry.
Jun 18 2017
American Student Freed By North Korea Arrives Home
Otto Warmbier , a 22-year-old University of Virginia student, was released after 17 months of detention in the communist nation. Hours before Otto was scheduled to land, there was a row of reporters standing outside the airport, lined up facing the runway.
Jun 17 2017
Rickie Fowler leads US Open on day of highs and lows
Open record for the lowest first-round score in relation to par and there was as a sea of red on the leaderboard. The tempestuous Spaniard was a trendy pick to win this week, but the ebbs and flows of Erin Hills gave him fits.
Jun 17 2017
Markets Right Now: Grocers plunge on Amazon deal; Dow gains
Walmart gets 53% of its sales from food, groceries and things like household cleaning products, according to GlobalData Retail . Kyle Bunch is with R/GA, a marketing, advertising and consulting firm right across from the Whole Foods headquarters .
Jun 16 2017
Paddy Barnes: I'd love to see Conor McGregor knock out Floyd Mayweather
Mayweather will come off a two-year retirement in a bout that McGregor has been pushing for almost that long. Honestly, did you expect anything less from Sheri's Ranch for an event being tabbed "The Money Fight? ".
Jun 15 2017
Dem calls for House inquiry into foreign payments to Trump hotel
They say the Trump Hotel in the nation's capital affects business in the Washington area. Racine are Democrats , they said the lawsuit was not a partisan action.
Jun 14 2017
Raving Rabbids, Mario join forces in new Switch game
Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, and Peach star in the game alongside four Rabbids that are cosplaying as the Mushroom Kingdom mainstays. Furthermore, the "Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle" is easy to play but hard to master.
Jun 14 2017
Bus Crash Kills Cyclist in First Citi Bike Fatality
Police say Hanegby fell off the bicycle and under the bus' rear tires, and was pronounced dead a short time later at the hospital. Those bikes have been used to make over 43 million trips through city streets.
Jun 14 2017
RESULTS: Virginia June 13 Gubernatorial Primary
Northam, a low-key pediatric neurologist, won running as a pragmatist with state's Democratic establishment's firm support. One of the most common critiques Gillespie has received has been his unwillingness to run on a Trump-friendly platform.
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