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One per cent of the world’s population is now forcibly displaced

A report by UNHCR released in Refugee Week has found a record 79.5 million people are now displaced around the world. An estimated 40 per cent of those are children, tens of thousands of whom are unaccompanied.

Forced displacement caused by conflict, persecution and violence is now affecting more than one per cent of humanity, or one in every 97 people.

  • Amelia Dunn
  • SBS News

The United Nations Human Rights Commission’s (UNHCR) Global Trends report, released on Thursday, revealed an…

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