GENEVA (Reuters) – More than 100 million people have been pushed from their houses round the world, the U.N. refugee company (UNHCR) mentioned on Monday, citing new knowledge about these escaping violence, battle, persecution and human rights violations.
The struggle in Ukraine has been considered one of the elements propelling tens of millions of people to flee, the UNHCR mentioned, including that protracted battle in locations like Ethiopia and Democratic Republic of Congo have been different elements behind the excessive numbers.
“It’s a report that ought to by no means have been set,” mentioned U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi in a press release despatched to journalists. “This should function a wake-up name to resolve and forestall damaging conflicts, finish persecution, and handle the underlying causes that pressure harmless people to flee their houses.”
The UNHCR knowledge consists of refugees, asylum seekers and people displaced inside their very own international locations. Last week, an humanitarian physique mentioned these displaced inside their very own international locations had reached a report of near 60 million people by the finish of final yr.
Grandi urged motion to deal with the causes of displacement, saying humanitarian help was solely treating the penalties.
“To reverse this development, the solely reply is peace and stability in order that harmless people will not be pressured to gamble between acute hazard at dwelling or precarious flight and exile,” he added.
(Reporting by Emma Farge; Editing by Mark Potter)