UN: The Number Of Forcibly Displaced People Around The World Increased To More Than 100 Million
The Russian war in Ukraine has brought the number of forcibly displaced people around the world to more than 100 million for the first time ever, the United Nations warned Monday.
“One hundred million is a stark figure — sobering and alarming in equal measure. It’s a record that should never have been set,” said UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi.
“This must serve as a wake-up call to resolve and prevent destructive conflicts, end persecution, and address the underlying causes that force innocent people to flee their homes”.
According to UNHCR, the number of forcibly displaced people worldwide rose to 90 million by the end of 2021, propelled by new waves of violence or protracted conflict in countries including Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Myanmar, Nigeria, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
In 2022, the war in Ukraine has displaced 8 million within the country this year and forced around 6 million to leave the nation, UN News reported.