Third is asylum seekers, people who have fled their country and are seeking global protection as refugees. The report attributed that slight reduction in part to people who had returned to their homes, offsetting the number of new people who had fled. Refugee numbers worldwide have reached 22.5 million, which the report notes "is the highest ever seen".
"By any measure this is an unacceptable number, and it speaks louder than ever to the need for solidarity and common goal in preventing and resolving crises", said U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi in a statement.
2016 Annual report, released on Friday, revealed Australians had donated a record $33.9 million in 2016 to support UNHCR's emergency and humanitarian programs worldwide.
Syria's six-year civil war remained the largest single cause of displacement, with 12 million people followed by some 7.7 million Colombians, 4.7 million Afghans, 4.2 million Iraqis and 3.3 million South Sudanese.
- Turkey hosts the largest number of refugees (2.9 million) followed by Pakistan (1.4 mln) and Lebanon (1 mln).
In the 2015 to 2016 fiscal year, Canada's worldwide development assistance to South Sudan totalled over $91 million, Global Affairs said.
Almost all of the biggest refugee hosts are developing countries, the UNHCR report shows.
Grandi on Sunday visited South Sudan's largest camp for internally displaced people in the town of Bentiu.
Programmes aimed at returning refugees to their home countries worked better than in previous years, with 552,200 refugees taking up such offers last year.
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.
Syria and South Sudan were far from the only countries where people were being uprooted en masse, with Monday's report also pointing to large-scale displacement in Afghanistan, Iraq and Sudan, just to name a few.
In 2016 the leading global agency for refugees provided emergency equipment to refugees and other displaced and stateless people including 256,000 tents, 804,000 solar lanterns, 1.2 million mosquito nets, 3.4 million plastic sheets and 6.6 million blankets. World Refugee Day marks the awareness on people to encourage and protect the refugees around the world.
He also recalled the burden that lay on some of the poorest countries in the world - 84% of the displaced live in poor countries and countries with middle income.
Su Oh leads the two Australians who made the cut, the Victorian adding a third round of 65 to move into a share of 18th. I was hitting the ball really well and some putts were dropping, which is kind of a change from the last few weeks.
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According to LA Times' Brad Turner, the Clippers' passionate owner will be financing the stadium completely with his own coins. The front of the arena is littered with statues honoring great Lakers and Kings players from Magic Johnson to Wayne Gretzky.
In comparison, our solar system looks like it has three planets in the habitable zone of the sun: Mars, Venus and Earth. Kepler's main mission ended in 2013 after the failure of two of its four wheels that control its orientation in space.
There is another tropical wave out in the Atlantic that also has a high chance of developing within the next three to five days. The strength of the system & positioning of two strong upper level high pressure areas will likely ultimately decide the path.
Over on CBS' Late Show , Stephen Colbert brought up Miller's treatment of Harris in his monologue about Sessions' testimony. MCCAIN: The witness should be allowed to answer the question. " She was purely out there to shout down [ Sessions ]".
The American Hospital Association defines "critical" condition as: "Vital signs are unstable and not within normal limits". The FBI phoned the congressmen to let them know that their names were on an assassination list found on the shooter.
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The acquisition stands as a huge boost for Amazon's strategy to integrate the brick-and-mortar model into its business. The Whole Foods in Seattle South Lake Union neighborhood, just steps away from Amazon's downtown Seattle headquarters.
The House of Representatives resumed normal business Thursday after sharply curtailing its schedule following the shootings. Scalise was one of five people shot early Wednesday morning when a gunman opened fire at a GOP baseball practice.
Less than 48 hours later, the panel informed the judge that they were still deadlocked on all three counts. Then, prosecutors would get four months to decide whether they want to retry Cosby or drop the charges.
Tropical storm warning issued for Barbados
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White House torn over Mueller's role as pressure grows
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Russia says Trump is using 'Cold War rhetoric' on Cuba
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NZ build on lead over USA in America's Cup
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Valdosta's Hall selected by Orioles in MLB Draft
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