A UN report has shown that more than 65 million people were forced to leave their home countries last year, becoming refugees due to deadly conflict. The top nations from which refugees fled have one thing in common, they were all targets of US intervention.
A United Nations report has shed light on the world’s burgeoning crisis of displaced peoples, finding that a record 65.6 million were forced to vacate their homes in 2016 alone. More than half of them were minors. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which drafted the report, put the figure into perspective, stating that increasing conflict and persecution worldwide have led to ‘one person being displaced every three seconds – less than the time it takes to read this sentence.’
UN High Commissioner Filippo Grandi called the figure ‘unacceptable’ and called for ‘solidarity and a common purpose in preventing and resolving the crisis.’
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jun 23, 2017.