Saturday, December 19, 2015

The Global Refugee Crisis In Perspective

The number of people who have been forced to flee their homes has reached a staggering level, with 2015 on track to break previous records, according to a United Nations report released Friday.

People who have been forcibly displaced — including those who fled domestically as well as international refugees and asylum-seekers — has likely "far surpassed 60 million" for the first time, reads the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees report. Last year, 59.5 million had been displaced.

"In a global context, that means that one person in every 122 has been forced to flee their home," the agency said in a statement.

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And many of them were displaced because of US, UK, and Israeli actions.

End the wars, bring the troops home, and stop electing warmongers like Hillary.

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