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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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Some Ukraine towns practically erased, one year into invasion

Nearly one year since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the scale of destruction in the south and east has been massive - so much so, that one senior UN humanitarian worker has told UN News some towns “don’t even exist anymore”. To help the vulnerable communities struggling to survive, the UN migration agency, IOM, has been stepping up aid and support. That includes towns like Znamyanka in central Ukraine, as IOM’s Johannes Fromholt has been telling Daniel Johnson.