United Nations: The number of forced refugees in the world has exceeded 120 million people

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has announced that forced displacement in the world continued to increase in the first four months of 2024, and at the end of April this year, it exceeded 120 million people.
This organization published a report today (Thursday, 24th of Gemini) and said that at the end of 2023, the number of forced refugees in the world was 117.3 million people.
The report states that for 12 consecutive years, the number of forced refugees has been increasing around the world.
This international organization has named war, violence, harassment, human rights violations and events that severely disrupt public order as the main causes of forced displacement of people in the world.
The report quoted Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, as writing that behind the high and rising numbers lay “countless humanitarian tragedies”.
He emphasized: “This suffering should force the international community to take immediate action to deal with the root causes of forced displacement.”
The report states that in 2023, more than 1.7 million people, which constitutes 75% of the population of the Gaza Strip, have been displaced by the war, and some of them have been forced to flee several times.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has said that the war in Sudan created one of the world’s largest humanitarian and displacement crises, and at the end of the year, 10.8 million people were forcibly displaced in this country.

Forced refugees in Afghanistan
It is also stated in the report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees that a total of 10.9 million Afghan citizens remained displaced at the end of 2023.
It follows that almost most of them have been displaced within their own country or to neighboring countries.
It said that in 2023, the number of Afghan refugees increased by 741,400 and reached 6.4 million.
This organization says that this increase is mainly due to new estimates of the population of Afghan refugees in Iran and Pakistan.
This organization emphasized that the opportunities for the sustainable return of migrants and refugees to Afghanistan are still limited; Half of the country’s population is facing severe food insecurity and millions of people are internally displaced.
It should be said that the process of expelling Afghan refugees and asylum seekers from Iran and Pakistan is going on vigorously and thousands of people from these two countries enter Afghanistan every day.

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