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Global Forced Displacements Reach Record Breaking Levels

Last year, 65.3 million people were forcibly displaced, an increase of nearly five million over the previous year.  U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said more people now are being displaced by war and persecution.  This, at a time when a growing number of countries are closing their borders to asylum seekers. "Twenty-four people are displaced every minute…Two-thirds of the forcibly displaced are internally displaced…Ninety percent of the forcibly displaced...

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