More People Had Been Forcibly Displaced In 2016 Than Ever Before

Still, the report said, many returnees “did so in less than ideal circumstances and facing uncertain prospects.”Of the 65.6 million displaced people in the world, 10.3 million had become displaced in 2016.
There were 40.3 million people displaced inside their own countries at the end of 2016, slightly fewer than the 40.8 million at the end of 2015.
The 2016 report showed that the number of refugees worldwide reached 22.5 million, the most ever.
Among the refugees, asylum seekers — people who have fled their country and are seeking international protection — totaled 2.8 million by the end of 2016.
“This equates to one person becoming displaced every three seconds,” the report said, “less than the time it takes to read this sentence.”About two-thirds of the newly displaced people fled somewhere else in their own country.

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