World's displaced hits record high of 60 mln, half of them children

June 18, 2015 7:09 AM

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LONDON, June 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 60 million people worldwide were forcibly uprooted by conflict and persecution at the end of last year, the highest ever recorded number, the U.N. refugee agency said on Thursday.

More than half the displaced from crises including Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia were children, UNHCR said in its annual Global Trends Report.

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