Monday, June 22, 2015
Number of global refugees surged in 2014
The 2014 report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees indicates there were nearly 60 million displaced people worldwide in 2014, a record number. This number includes 11 million people who are internally displaced, or remain in their own country. Half of the 60 million are children, and most are in poor countries. About 14 million people were displaced in 2014, many from Syria and countries in Africa. The New York Times had a long article about the report and some very cool maps.