UN refugee chief laments nearly 80 million people forcibly displaced

Global displacement reached a staggering 79.5 million people last year - almost double the number of people in crisis registered a decade ago – owing to war, violence, persecution and other emergencies, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Thursday. https://news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/06/1066492

Forcibly displaced people worldwide reach record 100 million

22 May 2022

The Ukraine war and other conflicts pushed the number of people forced to flee conflict, violence, human rights violations and persecution over the staggering milestone of 100 million for the first time on record, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) informed on Sunday.

‘Catastrophic’ drought displaces one million in Somalia, world asked to ‘step up’ support

11 Aug 2022

A devastating drought in Somalia has reached unprecedented levels, leaving one million people within the country currently registered as displaced, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Thursday.


Number of internally displaced in Myanmar doubles, to 800,000

11 Feb 2022

The number of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Myanmar has doubled since February of last year, now crossing the 800,000 mark, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) announced on Friday.