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There are now 1.2 million Rohingya refugees

ROHINGYA refugees from Burma (Myanmar) now number more than 1.2 million people, according to data from the United Nations. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) released its annual Global Trends report this week, which said that 68.5 million people were displaced worldwide as of the end of 2017. Some 16.2 million people became displaced during 2017 alone, including more than half a million Rohingya Muslims. Global Trends reported that some 85 percent of refugees are residing in developing countries, “many of which are desperately poor and receive little support to care for these populations.” SEE ALSO: 200,000 Rohingya at risk of landslides as monsoon hits Cox’s Bazar The number of refugees permanently resettled, meanwhile, dropped 40 percent compared with 2016 due to declining resettlement places on offer. Just 100,000 people were resettled worldwide in 2017. UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi ahead of World Refugee Day on Wednesday that: “we are...

 

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