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UN: Growing Xenophobia Undermining Protection for Refugees

The United Nations is warning the lives of tens of thousands of refugees fleeing war and persecution are at risk from growing xenophobia. The most recent figures put the number of refugees and internally displaced people at more than 65 million. U.N. refugee chief Filippo Grandi said the gravest displacement crisis continues to be generated in Syria. “We have run out of words to describe the death, destruction and suffering willingly inflicted on civilians by the parties to that...

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