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Lisa Schlein – UN: Record-breaking 60 Million Forcibly Displaced Worldwide

GENEVA—

The U.N. refugee agency warns the number of people forcibly displaced from their homes is likely to exceed 60 million in 2015.

The UNHCR has released its Mid-Year Trends 2015 report covering global forced displacement during the first six months of this year.

The UNHCR report does not include the hundreds of thousands of refugees who made the perilous journey to Europe across the Mediterranean nor the thousands more seeking refuge from many conflicts around the world during the last half of this year.

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