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News in Brief 28 June 2023

  • Northeastern Nigeria: malnourished children fighting for their lives

  • Top rights expert proposes legal status for millions displaced by climate change
  • Limiting asylum access leads to rise in trafficking risks: rights expert
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World’s poorest nations hosting over a fifth of world’s refugees: UNHCR

In its new flagship report published on Wednesday the UN refugee agency UNHCR reveals that the 46 least developed countries are hosting more than 20 per cent of the refugee population – even though they account for only 1.3 per cent of GDP.

That’s one of the important data points contained in Global Trends in Forced Displacement 2022, which shows a record level of displacement, for the second year running, now standing at 108.4 million, UNHCR Director in New York, Ruven Menikdiwela told us.

UN News’s Pauline Batista began by asking her to outline the key findings.

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News in Brief 13 April 2022

  • Ukraine; food and energy crisis: Countries must resist hoarding, says UN’s Guterres

  • Banditry in north-central Nigeria blamed for killings, displacement

  • Egypt in spotlight for ‘ongoing collective expulsions of Eritrean asylum seekers