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.
Theresa May pledges £5M for Grenfell Tower victims
The residential tower was built in 1974 and had been extensively refurbished in works that were completed previous year . Very early in the morning on Wednesday, a fire erupted in high rise apartment building Grenfell Tower in West London .
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.
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.
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 19 2017
Portuguese radio says 25 people killed in forest fires
Around 1,600 firefighters have been desperately battling wildfires that broke out in central Portugal early Sunday morning. The blaze on Saturday hit the mountainous area of Pedrogao Grande amid an intense heat wave and rainless thunderstorms.
Jun 19 2017
Republicans Divided as Trump Reverses Some Obama Cuba Policy
White House officials also said it's the category most ripe for abuse, with Americans using it to skirt the tourism ban. Trump on Saturday flew for the first time to Camp David, the government-owned retreat in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains.
Jun 19 2017
Trump again acknowledges he's under investigation
The Post reported on Wednesday that Mueller was investigating Trump to prove whether the president attempted to obstruct justice. Trump fired Comey in May, just as the FBI was investigating ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.
Jun 19 2017
President Trump tweets confirmation he's under investigation
Mueller served as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation under the Bush and Obama administrations from 2001 to 2013. If the dominos continue to fall, one of five assistant attorneys general or the solicitor general would assume the role.
Jun 17 2017
Gambia Refuses To Take Sides In Saudi Arabia-Qatar Dispute
There is no prospect that the crisis will deepen, and the deal between the U.S. and Qatar is another indication in this direction. However, a few days later, the State Department insisted that the harsh economic sanctions are "hindering" the war effort.
Jun 16 2017
Special counsel investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice
Trump is not the only one under scrutiny, Barrett said: Investigators are also looking into the finances of Trump associates. The NSA said in a statement that the "NSA will fully cooperate with the special counsel".
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 15 2017
Why Diego Costa will be missed at Chelsea
Details of the message sent by Chelsea manager Antonio Conte that caused striker Diego Costa to announce he was not wanted by the club have been revealed.
Jun 15 2017
US oil production seen thwarting OPEC effort to boost prices
West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell almost 4 percent, plunging to a five-week low below $45 a barrel, following the report. Saudi inventories rose to 267.854 million barrels in March from 264.704 million in February, according to official data.
Jun 14 2017
Democrats seek distance from impeachment call
It's only 143 days into Donald Trump's presidency, and articles of impeachment have been drafted . Brad Sherman to being the process for impeachment, according to a Democratic source in the room.
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