2016 Global Displacement: 1 Person Displaced Every 3 Seconds

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United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)

In this 3:40-minute video, data from the 2016 Global Trends: Forced Displacement report show that 2016 was the third successive record-breaking year for the number of persons forced to flee their homes around the world. 1 person is displaced every 3 seconds globally. That is 65.6 million people.

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The report reveals the total 2016 number of refugees as 25.5 million, the highest number ever recorded.

40.3 million people were displaced inside their own country. On average 1 in every 113 is now displaced - equal to the 20th most populous country in the world, greater than Britain.

1 out of every 2 refugees is a child.