UN Urges Solutions as Refugee Population Hits Record High

June 20, 2016 5:43 PM

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GENEVA — Imagine the entire population of France uprooted from their homes, forced to flee danger, persecution or starvation. The U.N. refugee agency says more people than that — 65 million — were displaced worldwide at the end of last year, easily setting a new postwar record.

And it warned that European and other rich nations can expect the flow to continue if root causes aren't addressed.

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