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Two million more displaced by war in 2021

Two million more displaced by war in 2021
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Ground Report | New Delhi: Two million more displaced; The total is thus brought to 84 million, announced Thursday by the UN. These people are refugees, asylum seekers, or internally displaced persons. There are two million more people displaced by conflict in the world since the start of the year, bringing the total to 84 million, the UN said in a report on Thursday. ” The international community is failing to prevent the violence, persecution, and human rights abuses that drive these people from their homes, ” United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said in a statement.

Just as many have been internally displaced in Afghanistan, Burma, Mozambique, and South Sudan. Most find refuge in some of the poorest parts of the world. “It is the communities with the fewest resources that bear the burden of having to provide protection and assistance to the displaced,” said Grandi, calling for more international solidarity. 

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Two million more displaced

Some 26.5 million people were refugees at the end of June, including 6.6 million Syrians, 5.7 million Palestinians and 2.7 million Afghans, according to the document. Some 3.9 million Venezuelans had left their country without being considered refugees, and 4.4 million people were registered worldwide as asylum seekers.

More than 4.3 million people were internally displaced between January and June, a 50% increase from the same period in 2020. Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia has forced more than one million people to leave their homes inside their country. The same goes for Afghanistan, Burma, Mozambique, and South Sudan.

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These people are refugees, asylum seekers, or internally displaced persons, and their situation is also weakened by the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequences of global warming, according to this semi-annual report. Some 26.5 million people were refugees at the end of June, including 6.6 million Syrians, 5.7 million Palestinians, and 2.7 million Afghans, according to the document.

4.3 million internally

Some 3.9 million Venezuelans had left their country without being considered refugees, and 4.4 million people were registered worldwide as asylum seekers. More than 4.3 million people were internally displaced between January and June, a 50% increase from the same period of 2020, according to the report.

Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia has forced more than a million people from their homes inside their countries. The internally displaced were also numerous in Afghanistan, Burma, Mozambique and South Sudan.

Most find refuge in some of the poorest parts of the world. ” It is the communities with the fewest resources that bear the burden of having to provide protection and assistance to the displaced, ” lamented Mr. Grandi, calling for more international solidarity.

UNHCR notes that the majority of new internal displacement occurred in Africa: in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (1.3 million) and in Ethiopia (1.2 million), although it also highlights the significant exodus of people due to violence in Burma and Afghanistan.

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Similarly, the number of refugees and asylum seekers continues to rise in 2021. Almost 21 million people have been forced to flee their country of origin, 172,000 more than at the end of 2020, the majority from the Central African Republic (71,800), South Sudan (61,700), Syria (38,800), Afghanistan (25,200) and Nigeria (20,300).

Added to this situation is the fact that solutions are still scarce. “Less than a million internally displaced persons and 126,700 refugees were able to return to their homes in the first half of 2021,” the report emphasizes.

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