Number of global displaced up to 65.6 million last year

Newly arrived refugee children from South Sudan eat and drink at the Ngomoromo border post in Ugandan side on 10 April 2017

Newly arrived refugee children from South Sudan eat and drink at the Ngomoromo border post in Ugandan side on 10 April 2017

Overall, the refugee population from the world's youngest country swelled 85 percent a year ago to reach 1.4 million by the end of 2016, the UNHCR report showed.

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

The United Nations (UN) has said that now 60 million people in the world are refugees, asylum seekers or homeless in their own country whereas Pakistan hosts 1.4 million refugees.

In the shadow of the ongoing crises in Syria and Iraq, conflicts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria and South Sudan forced millions of people to flee their homes.

About two-thirds of the newly displaced people fled somewhere else in their own country. Meanwhile, the total number seeking asylum globally was 2.8 million, about 400,000 fewer than in the previous year. Last year, around half a million refugees went back to their countries, while 6.5 million internally displaced people returned.

While people continued to flee in record numbers, the report found that past year around one half million refugees returned home and about 6.5 million internally displaced people went back to their places of origin although "many did so in less than ideal circumstances and facing uncertain prospects".

He said about 2,000 people crossed the border from South Sudan into Uganda each day over the last twelve months. "For a world in conflict‚ what is needed is determination and courage‚ not fear".

Among the report's key findings, is that new displacement in particular remains very high. People internally displaced are defined as still living in their home country, but have nowhere to actually live.

The UNHCR reports that one in every 113 people worldwide is either a refugee or is forcibly displaced within his or her own country.

As you can see, the U.S.is not one of the countries most open to receiving refugees. While civil conflicts have driven many Somalis out, there have also been desperate conditions such as famines and droughts that have forced people to leave the country. Besides, Tamil Nadu has 94 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar; nine from Iraq; seven from Sudan; three from Somalia and one from South Sudan.

The majority of those displaced in the sub-Saharan country are children.

However, the total seeking safety across worldwide borders as refugees topped 22.5 million, the highest number seen since UNHCR was founded in 1950 in the aftermath of the Second World War.

However, in 2016, South Sudan became "the biggest new factor" when peace efforts broke down in July resulting in some 737,400 people fleeing by the end of the year.

"Only the silencing of weapons can alleviate the humanitarian crisis that is now affecting close to half of South Sudan's population", Bibeau said in a statement.

The report called the large number of unaccompanied children asking for asylum a growing and unsettling development.

The UNHCR also estimated that at least 10 million people were stateless or at risk of statelessness in 2016.

This huge imbalance reflects several things including the lack of consensus internationally when it comes to hosting refugees, and the proximity of many poor countries to regions of conflict. Germany, which received 722,400 asylum claims, was the largest recipient of new applications, followed by the US, Italy and Turkey.

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