Total number of displaced people hits record 71m, UN report says

Total number of displaced people hits record 71m, UN report says

There are now more displaced people worldwide than the population of the UK or France.

A record 71 million people worldwide have been displaced by war, persecution and violence, the United Nations has said.

The figure, accurate as of the end of 2018, is an increase of 2.3 million compared with the year before – and is twice as many as 20 years ago.

There are now more displaced people worldwide than the population of the UK or France.

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