VOICES FROM THE FIELDTHE IRC BLOG
No one chooses to be a refugee
June 19, 2012 by The IRC
- In 2011, an estimated 4.3 million people were newly displaced due to conflict or persecution.
- More than 800,000 people were displaced as refugees across international borders, the highest number in more than a decade.
- Another 3.5 million people were newly displaced within the borders of their countries, a 20 percent increase from 2010.
These disturbing global trends are documented in a report just released by the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR.
World Refugee Day is tomorrow and UNHCR is asking what you would do if faced with the difficult decisions that refugees must make.
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