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World Refugee Day Highlights Plight of Nearly 60 Million

In marking World Refugee Day Saturday, the United Nations refugee agency [UNHCR] said a record number of people, 59.5 million people compared to the 51.2 million from the previous year, have been forced to flee their homes in search of safety.   "We are witnessing a paradigm change, an unchecked slide into an era in which the scale of global forced displacement as well as the response required in now clearly dwarfing anything seen before," U.N. High Commissioner for...

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