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Record 110 million worldwide uprooted by conflict and climate

Some 52% of all refugees and others who needed international protection came from Afghanistan, Syria and Ukraine.

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GENEVA (AN) — The staggering number of people worldwide who were forced to flee their homes rose by 21% in just one year mainly due to fighting and violence in three countries.

The 108.4 million people who were forcibly displaced as of the end of 2022 showed a record increase of 19.1 million from the number a year earlier, the U.N. refugee agency reported on Wednesday.

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