Global & Disaster Medicine

2016 (UNHCR): 65.6 million people displaced from their homes

NY Times

“…..The 2016 report showed that the number of refugees worldwide reached 22.5 million, the most ever. More people fled the conflict in Syria — 5.5 million — than any other country, but the biggest new source of refugees was what the report called “the disastrous breakdown of peace efforts” in South Sudan. Nearly 750,000 people fled that fledgling country last year…..”

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