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MYTILENE, GREECE - OCTOBER 22: Afghan men argue outside of the main gate as violence escalates for migrants waiting to be processed at the increasingly overwhelmed Moria camp on the island of Lesbos on October 22, 2015 in Mytilene, Greece. Dozens of rafts and boats are still making the journey daily as thousands flee conflict in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and other countries. More than 500,000 migrants have entered Europe so far this year. Of that number, four-fifths have paid to be smuggled by sea to Greece from Turkey, the main transit route into the EU. Nearly all of those entering Greece on a boat from Turkey are from the war zones of Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)


United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) declared that number of displaced people by force reached to 79.5 million increasing at a record level last year.

It is said that this accounts for 1 percent of the world population. Reportedly Turkey ranks number one among the countries being home to world’s most displaced people.

At an unprecedented level…

In the Global Trends Report published by UNHCR before the 20th of June World Refugee Day, it was pointed out that the number of forced displaced worldwide reached an “unprecedented” level last year due to war, conflict and persecution. According to the report, the number of people who had to leave their homes in 2019 increased by about 9 million people compared to the previous year. As a result, the number of refugees seeking asylum worldwide has reached 79.5 million, breaking a record.

Increased two times in ten years…

In the report, which was reminded that the number of forced displaced in the world was 41 million in 2010, but also indicated that this number almost doubled in the past 10 years. Syria, Venezuela, Afghanistan, South Sudan and Myanmar (Arakan Muslims) are the top 5 refugee-producing countries in the world.

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