Nearly 80 mln displaced globally by 2019-end, half of them children: UNHCR

News: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR) has released the Global Trends Report.


Key Takeaways:

  • Five countries account for two-thirds of people displaced across borders: Syria, Venezuela, Afghanistan, South Sudan and Myanmar.
  • Around 80 million people were displaced at the end of 2019. Conflict, Persecution, Violence, Human rights violations were the main reasons behind the displacements.
  • Forced displacement has almost doubled since 2010 (41 million then vs 79.5 million now).
  • More than eight of every 10 refugees (85 per cent) are in developing countries generally a country neighbouring the one they fled.

Additional Facts:

  • UNHCR: It was created in 1950.It is headquartered at Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Purpose: To protect refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people and assists in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country.