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Global refugee figures highest since Second World War, UN says

Geneva, June 20 (): Intensifying crisis in Syria and other African regions have taken the figure of compulsorily moved people to highest reach since Second World War, according to the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

The agency said it was taking into account multiple refugee crisis, making 2013 as one of the most exciting years in the history. The human displacement level is the peak on record where 51.2 million were counted as asylum-seekers, internally moved people or refugees, by last year end.

The UNHCR says the figure was six million more than what was stated the year before. This dramatic rise in the displaced people poses a main challenge, the agency said.

Antonia Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said that there was a common sense of exemption. Conflicts arise and dramatic ruins of human rights appear and international community has lost much of its ability to prevent battle situations and solve them in a timely manner, he said.

The report from UN also says in the world’s refugees figure and internally moved people more than 50% are children. Several travel alone or in clusters badly looking for sanctuary; finally they fall prey to human traffickers.

Conflicts in South Sudan and Central African Republic along with continuing war in Syria are blamed for fuelling the considerable increase in refugee figures.

Afghanistan, Somalia and the Syrian Arab Republic were top three basis countries of migrants by 2013 end. The UN says if displaced people are put as a nation, that nation would become the 26th largest country in the world.

Among the 51.2 million refugees, 33.3 million people are displaced internally and nearly 17 million people are refugees. The report said the main cause for such outflows was due to the ongoing war in the Syrian Arab Republic that entered into its third year in 2013.

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