What is the News?
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency has released a report titled “Global Trends Report”.
What are the key findings of the report?
Forceful Displacement: The number of people forced to flee due to persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations and events seriously disturbing public order has reached 89.3 million by the end of 2021.
This is more than double the 42.7 million people who remained forcibly displaced at the end of 2012 and represents a sharp
As a result, above 1% of the world’s population – or 1 in 88 people – were forcibly displaced at the end of 2021. This compares with 1 in 167 at the end of 2012.
Low and middle-income countries hosted 83% of the world’s refugees.
Turkey hosted nearly 3.8 million refugees, the largest population worldwide.
Note: By the end of May 2022, more than 100 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide.
War in Ukraine: The war in Ukraine has led to more than 7 million Ukrainians displaced within their country and more than 6 million refugee movements from Ukraine having been registered.
It is one of the largest forced displacement crises since World War II, and certainly the fastest.
India: In India, nearly five million people in India were internally displaced due to climate change and disasters in 2021.
Source: The post is based on the article “UNHCR: Global displacement hits another record, capping decade-long rising trend” published in UNHCR on 16th June 2022.