Thursday, October 26, 2023

Record 114 Million People Displaced Worldwide: UN

Record 114 Million People Displaced Worldwide

The number of people displaced by war, persecution, violence and human rights violations globally is likely to have exceeded 114 million at the end of September, the United Nations (UN) Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Wednesday.
By the end of June this year, 110 million people had been forcibly displaced worldwide, up 1.6 million from the end of 2022. In the three months from June to the end of September, the number of forcibly displaced grew by 4 million, bringing the total to 114 million, it said, Xinhua reported.

The conflict in the Middle East erupted on Oct 7, beyond the period covered by the UNHCR, therefore the report does not take into account its consequences in terms of human displacement.

According to the agency, the main drivers of forced displacement in the first half of 2023 included violence, droughts, floods and insecurity.

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