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Refugees around the world

06-20-2011 14:07 BJT

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For this year's World Refugee Day, the UN High Commission for Refugees has set the theme "One Refugee Without Hope is too Many", marking the 60th anniversary of the organization.

Now, let's take a look at the situation facing refugees around the world.

According to UNHCR's reports, nearly 44 million people are displaced worldwide, equivalent to the population of South Korea.

Somali refugee children living in Malaysia sit while waiting for
their performance during the World Refugee Day celebration in
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, June 18, 2011.
(AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

Of those, 15 million are refugees. About 28 million people are displaced within their own country by conflict, and nearly 850 thousand are asylum-seekers.

And about 80 percent of the refugees are being hosted by developing countries. Pakistan has the largest refugee population, at nearly 2 million, followed by Iran and Syria.

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Abdullahi, an 11-year-old Somali refugee
living in Malaysia, holds a placard during
the World Refugee Day celebration in Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday,June 18, 2011.
(AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)


Ismail, a 9-year-old Somali refugee living in
Malaysia, reacts during the World Refugee Day
celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday,
June 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

About 28 million people are displaced within their own country by conflict, and
nearly 850 thousand are asylum-seekers.

Aboutmillion people are displaced within  28 their own country by conflict, and
nearly 850 thousand are asylum-seekers.

 

 

 

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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