Conflict and natural disasters pushing record number of people from homes

16 December 2015

Conflict and natural disasters are pushing an unprecedented number of people from their homes, according to the High Commissioner of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

Speaking at the agency’s annual high level dialogue on protection challenges, António Guterres said from the Middle East to Africa, wars and conflict had resulted in a record number of displaced people.

Meanwhile, in parts of Asia, floods, storms, cyclones and droughts were destroying more and more peoples’ homes and livelihoods.

Veronica Reeves has the story.

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