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Numbers fleeing violence set to hit record – UN refugee agency

By Emma Batha | Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:44 PM
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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The number of refugees and people forcibly displaced within their countries is likely to hit an all time high in 2013, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday.

Figures for the first half of the year already show it to be one of the worst periods in decades for people fleeing violence. The biggest cause of new displacement is the fighting in Syria, which shows no ...

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