For 10 years, the number of refugees in the world has doubled – UN

By the end of 2019 the number of internally displaced persons in the world reached a historic high of 79.5 million people. About it it is spoken in the report of the office of the UN high Commissioner for refugees.

According to the UN, over the last decade the number of refugees has doubled (in 2010 there were about 40.2 million IDPs), including the fact that it becomes increasingly difficult to return home or to build a life in a new country. So, from 2010 to 2019 in their country has returned only 3.9 million people, while in the period 2000-2009 has returned home to about 10 million refugees, 1990-1999-m – about 15 million

As noted in the office of the high Commissioner, most people leave the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burkina Faso, Syria (this country accounts for 13.2 million IDPs), Venezuela and Yemen.

At the end of XX – beginning of XXI century the number of refugees worldwide has remained relatively stable and did not exceed 40 million people, the report said.

Количество временно перемещенных лиц в мире в 2010–2019 годах. Инфографика: unhcr.orgThe number of internally displaced persons in the world in the years 2010-2019. Infographics: unhcr.org

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