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).
Human suffering has reached levels not seen since the Second World War, said the UN’s humanitarian affairs chief at the launch of a major appeal on Monday.
With more than 60 million refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced persons worldwide, the head of the UN’s Refugee Agency has said the plight of the world’s displaced can no longer be ignored.
The plight of millions of migrants and refugees worldwide was the focus of a major meeting called by the UN Secretary-General on Wednesday.
A “quantum leap” in funding is needed to keep pace with the many humanitarian crises confronting the world, the UN’s refugee chief said Wednesday.
The highest number of people displaced by conflict ever was recorded last year, according to a report issued by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).