June 24, 2013
World Refugee Numbers at an All-Time High
Posted by: Fabiola Arevalo
Refugee numbers around the world are at their highest level since 1994, the United Nations Refugee Agency reported. In 2012 more than 45.2 million people either fled their home country or were internally displaced, compared to 42.5 million the year before. 55% of all refugees came from war-affected countries: Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, Syria and Sudan. The new figures come as Canada is in the middle of making changes to their refugee policy, changing everything from which refugees it will accept to how their claims are processed.
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