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Global conflicts create record 59.5m refugees

By Agence France-Presse in Geneva | China Daily | Updated: 2015-06-19 07:50

'Response required is now clearly dwarfing anything seen before,' says UN commissioner in new report

Conflicts around the world sent the number of people forced to flee their homes to a record 59.5 million last year, the United Nations said on Thursday.

The total is 8.3 million more refugees and internally displaced people in the world than in 2013 - the highest ever increase in a single year, the UN refugee agency said in a report titled "World at War".

Global conflicts create record 59.5m refugees

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