About 22.5 million people are seeking safety across global borders as refugees, which is the highest number recorded since the UNHCR's founding in 1950 following World War II.
A report from the United Nations refugee agency found 65.6 million people were displaced from their homes previous year.
That number marks a jump of just 300,000 from the end of 2015, but is more than six million higher than at the end of 2014, according to a fresh report published by the United Nations refugee agency.
Out of the 65.6 million worldwide total, 22.5 million are refugees, 40.3 million are internally displaced and 2.8 million are asylum seekers.
At the same time, a further 189,300 refugees were accepted for resettlement across 37 countries, while many others returned home.
He stated that, "How can I ask the low resources countries of Africa and Middle East to host the asylum seekers when the rich countries decline to do so?"
Cosby judge could revisit issue of revealing names of jurors
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Filippo Grandi, High Commissioner for Refugees said, "It is an extremely moveable situation, an extremely dynamic situation, which reflects in turn conflicts that continue to affect mostly and primarily and very violently civilians".
Most of the world's refugees come from Syria, with 5.5 million forced to flee the country in 2016.
The conflict in Syria alone has displaced 12 million people overall, meaning that 65% of the country's whole population are either internally displaced or have become refugees outside the country.
South Sudan, the world´s fastest growing refugee crisis, has by now forced 1.9 million people to flee across the border.
It also illustrates the need for countries and communities supporting refugees and other displaced people to be properly resourced and supported, the absence of which can cause instability, have consequences for life-saving humanitarian work or lead to secondary displacement.
Musa Ecweru, minister for refugees, told Anadolu Agency: "We want the global community to lift the pressure and fix the damage the refugees are putting on the limited resources in the communities that host them".
South Sudan's civil war, which began in December 2013, has left tens of thousands dead and forced a total of 3.7 million people from their homes - almost a third of the population.
The report showed despite huge focus on Europe's refugee crisis, it is the poorer countries that host most of the world's refugees. Elsewhere, large numbers of refugees fled Burundi (121,700 newly recognised refugees), Iraq (81,900), Eritrea (69,600), Afghanistan (69,500), and Nigeria (64,700).
- Developing regions host 84 percent of the world's refugees.
Also in 2016, the total number of people seeking asylum globally was 2.8 million, about 400,000 fewer than in 2015. "Borders must be kept open, but we can not expect a country like Uganda to shoulder the entire bill", said Egeland.
Last year, 10.3 million people newly fled overseas or became internally displaced within their country, compared to 12.4 million a year earlier.
Canada's Brooke Henderson wins Meijer LPGA Classic
I think the crowds are always good, so I'm very excited". "I just changed the irons and it's made all the difference", said Pace. She already has three top five finishes this season. "This is definitely a great layout for my game", she said.
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Paul Callan, who represented the estate of Nicole Brown Simpson in a civil case against her ex-husband, former football star O.J. He also said he gave Constand three half-tablets of the cold and allergy medicine Benadryl before the "petting" began.
Michael Boxall , left, and Tommy Smith are too late to prevent Russian Federation taking a lead in the first half. Without a win in 10 Confederations Cup matches, New Zealand next play Mexico on Wednesday in Sochi.
County and city officials who helped finance the stunt hope people watching news coverage will feel the same pull. In 2003 Mr Jones was fined by a Canadian court for performing an illegal stunt and banned from the country.
There's still a while to go until Spider-Man is released, but until then all eyes will be on the project to see how it develops. BB8 ended up being a popular toy for Sphero and now the company has announced another one, the new Sphero Spider Man Toy.
Scores of people were attending a memorial service at the lodge when the large wooden balcony collapsed. Besides hosting a summer camp, it is a popular spot for religious retreats, weddings and other events.
So, rain chances will be high over the next couple days, but keep in mind they are very dependent on the above mentioned track. This one has a 90% chance of formation over the next 48 hours and a 90% chance of formation over the next 5 days.
Putin seems content to sit back and watch as America tears itself apart with partisan witch hunts and hatred of the president. They blocked United States companies such as Exxon Mobil, where Tillerson was chairman, from investing in such projects.
Target and Aldi have also been introducing more discounts to compete with chains such as Walmart , which are known for low prices. The website cited an opportunity for the company to buy another entity with the logistics expertise to fill that said gap.
On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that Mueller was investigating if Trump obstructed justice when he fired Comey. Trump has expressed increasing dissatisfaction with the Justice Department since Mueller's appointment.
Open history, making him the first player since Vijay Singh accomplished the feat at Olympia Fields in 2003. When he eagled the par-5 18th, he became just the fifth player ever to finish with a score of 63 in U.S.
Redskins owner says he's thrilled with ruling
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Newtown parent won't view NBC interview of Alex Jones
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Saudi Arabia become puppet of USA in region: Iran's Safavi
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No longer out of bounds: Trump allies question Mueller probe
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Sabres acquire defenseman Nathan Beaulieu from Canadiens
In 74 games with the Canadiens this season, Beaulieu registered four goals and 24 assists for 28 points and 44 penalty minutes. Beaulieu's days with the Canadiens appeared to be numbered after the team signed KHL defenseman Jakub Jerabek back in May.
Was gunman ready to head home before congressman's shooting?
James Hodgkinson , 66, had a list containing the names of several Republican representatives when he carried out his rampage. Contacted by AL.com on Friday, Brooks said he has been told to refer all questions to the Capitol Police for comment.
How Do Texas Voters Feel About Trump?
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