This video is called More Than 50 Million Refugees Worldwide, Half Of Them Children.
By Patrick Martin:
Impact of war and persecution
More than 50 million displaced persons worldwide
21 June 2014
The total number of people displaced from their homes by war and political persecution now exceeds 50 million, the highest number since World War II, according to a report issued Friday. The report was released by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
The overall total of 51.2 million displaced people includes 16.7 million refugees, 33.3 million displaced inside their country of origin, and 1.2 million seeking asylum.
The report notes that if these 51.2 million were a separate nation, it would rank 26th in the world in population, just behind South Africa and ahead of South Korea. Half of all these displaced persons are children.
Some 10.7 million people were newly displaced in…
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