Syrian Refugees

Largest number of refugees since World War II

Fri 20 Jun 2014
By Sarah McAllister

The level of refugees is at its highest since the second world war.

Figures from the UN released on World Refugee Day show 51.2 million people fled their homes in 2013 and are now living in camps.

That's 6 million more than the 45.2 million reported in 2012. Conflicts in Syria, central Africa and South Sudan are being blamed and Communications Manager at United Bible Societies, Jane Pleace, told Des Busteed on Premier's News Hour there's no easy fix.

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