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New Waves of Refugees Draw Attention to Long-term Trends

Conflicts in Iraq, Ukraine and Syria have created waves of refugees, drawing renewed attention to the large number of people who have been displaced for years. As the global community observes World Refugee Day on Friday, the number of displaced people has grown to more than 45 million - the highest level in the past two decades. Armed conflicts remain the dominant cause.   The number of refugees and internally displaced people in Iraq is growing. Iraqis who fled their homes after the...

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