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More than 100 million people displaced worldwide, UN refugee agency says

The United Nations refugee agency says more than 100 million people worldwide have been driven from their homes by persecution, war and human rights violations, describing the figure as a new "dramatic milestone"

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in its annual update that the increase had come as millions of Ukrainians were driven from their homes, and amid conflict in countries such as Myanmar and Burkina Faso.

  • Max Walden
  • ABC

“This means one in every 78 people on Earth has been forced to flee — a dramatic milestone that few would have expected a decade ago,” it said.

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