Monday, March 26, 2018


By the end of 2016 there were about 22.5 million refugees worldwide, according to the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR), the highest number recorded since the agency was established in 1950, in the aftermath of World War Two.
During 2016, 37 countries participated in UNHCR's resettlement programme, taking in about 126,300 people, or less than 1 percent of the world's refugee population.
But in 2017, the number of refugees resettled fell by nearly half, to just over 65,000. It is likely to drop even further, refugee officials said, as the United States, Australia, and Europe tighten restrictions.

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