16 June 2022

UNHCR: Global Displacement Hits another Record

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Geneva, June 16 (QNA) - UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi warned on Thursday of an increase in the number of forcibly displaced people if the world fails to resolve the food crisis caused by the war in Ukraine.
The efforts being made to address the global food insecurity crisis must be given paramount importance to prevent more people from being displaced, Grandi told reporters in Geneva.
Some 89.3 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, abuse and violence at the end of 2021, according to the UN refugee agency's annual report on displacement, which was released on Thursday.
"Either the international community comes together to take action to address this human tragedy, resolve conflicts and find lasting solutions, or this terrible trend will continue," Grandi said.
Meanwhile, the UN agency warned in its report that food scarcity, inflation and the climate crisis are adding to people's hardship, stretching the humanitarian response just as the funding outlook in many situations appears bleak. (QNA)


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