Record 65 million people displaced in 2016

This equates to one person becoming displaced every 3 seconds - less than the time it takes to read this sentence.

Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) that tracks displacement across the globe said the system protecting refugees will collapse "if we do not step up our support to countries like Uganda".

A crowd of displaced people look on as members of the United Nations multi-national police contingent provide security during a visit of UNCHR High Commissioner Filippo Grandi to South Sudan's largest camp for the internally-displaced, in. "But, Lebanon, another one of the neighboring countries, is the country that has the highest per capita ratio compared to the local population in terms of the number of refugees".

UNHCR produces its Global Trends report annually based on its own data, the data it receives from its partner the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, and data it receives from governments.

Pakistan stands first in highest number of refugees with 1.6 million.

"By any measure this is an unacceptable number", said UN High Commissioner Filippo Grandi, urging "solidarity and a common goal in preventing and resolving crisis".

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The figures released ahead of World Refugee Day showed that a full 10.3 million of the world's displaced people fled their homes a year ago alone, including 3.4 million who crossed worldwide borders to become refugees.

Turkey, which has taken in the largest number of Syrians, to a total of 2.9 million at the end of 2015.

Particularly heartbreaking is the plight of children, who make up half the world's refugees, and continue to bear a disproportionate burden of the suffering, mainly due to their heightened vulnerability.

A new report has found that more people than ever before have become refugees or are internally displaced worldwide because of war, violence, and persecution.

Displaced South Sudanese gather during a visit of UNCHR High Commissioner Filippo Grandi to a new site for displaced people outside of the United Nations protected camp, in Bentiu, South Sudan Sunday, June 18, 2017.

Canada is contributing another $86 million to assist starvation and war ravaged South Sudan, International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced today.

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Syria has 12-million displaced people - the highest number in the world.

The report notes Afghanistan and Iraq have the second and third largest numbers of forcibly displaced people and that South Sudan has the world's fastest growing refugee and displacement crisis.

In the 2015 to 2016 fiscal year, Canada's worldwide development assistance to South Sudan totalled over $91 million, Global Affairs said.

Syria alone has sent more than 5.5 million people seeking safety in other countries, including 825,000 just previous year, making it the world's biggest producer of refugees. "Borders must be kept open, but we can not expect a country like Uganda to shoulder the entire bill", said Egeland.

The vast majority of refugees, 84%, were living in low- or middle-income countries, while one in three (4.9 million people) were in the least developed countries. "For a world in conflict, what is needed is determination and courage, not fear", added Grandi. Another 40 million people were displaced within the borders of their own countries, about 500,000 fewer than in 2015.

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