Today: Thursday, 29 February 2024 year

UN: Refugees at highest ever level, reaching 65 million

UN: Refugees at highest ever level, reaching 65 million

According to its Annual report, UN said that over half of the total refugees comes from just three countries: Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia. The number of refugees in 2015 reached 65 million persons, that’s a record mark. Even after World War II in Europe there were not SO many refugees.

The UN refugee agency says that 65.3 million people were either refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced at the end of 2015. In other words, an increasing of 5m in a year is obvious. As today, one in every 113 people on the planet is a refugee, the UN agency showed such a tragic statistics in its Annual report.

Europeans, meanwhile, are not so happy with a migrant crisis, the UN refugee chief says a worrying “climate of xenophobia” has taken hold in Europe. There’re some changes in the political movements because the EU citizen started to show their support to  far-right groups and controversial anti-immigration policies.

Annual report of the UN shows the situation with migrants and internally displaced persons (IDP) in the world. In World Refugee Day, the UNCHR admits that it’s the first time the number of refugees/migrants/IDP worldwide had passed the 60 million mark.

Refugees: facts and figures from UN agencies

Hre are some figures and facts regarding a scale of migrants’ problem in the world. According to the data of UNCHR, one of 113 people is refugee today.UNCHR refugee problem