How many refugees worldwide

by Beatrice Credi - 2015.05.07

Every day 30,000 people are forced to leave their country because of war, famine, violence and environmental disasters. For a total of 30 million individuals. A record figure since there are 4.7 million displaced people more than last year. Fleeing mainly from Syria, Colombia, Iraq, Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan, where the situations of protracted crises are more acute. These are people who, in most cases, move to bordering states to stay as close as possible to their countries of origin, and because they hope to return as soon as possible in their territories of origin. An impressive number that does not include the 17 million international refugees. The data are contained in a report submitted to the United Nations and prepared by the Norwegian Refugee Council and the Internal displacement monitoring centre.

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