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第242期(2017/06/29出刊)

全球6560萬人流離失所 難民人數史上最高

 On June 19, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) published their annual Global Trends report. The report said that war, violence and persecution forced 65.6 million people out of their homes by the end of 2016.The number is higher than the U.K.'s entire population and 300,000 more than in 2015.
 From that number, 40.3 million people were displaced inside their own country, 22.5 million people became refugees in other countries, and 2.8 million people went to other countries to seek protection or asylum. 22.5 million refugees are the highest ever seen. Children make up half the world's refugees.
 The U.N. hopes that the striking number of displaced people would encourage wealthy countries to rethink their strategy — not just in terms of accepting refugees, but also by contributing to reconstruction and promoting peace.

 聯合國難民署在6月19 日發布了年度「全球趨 勢報告」。這份報告指出,截至2016 年底,戰爭 、暴力和迫害已迫使全球6,560萬人流離失所。這 比英國全國總人口還要多,也比2015年多出了30 萬人。
 這個數字包括:超過4,030 萬人在自己的國家 流離失所,2,250萬人淪為其他國家的難民,以及 280 萬人到他國尋求保護或庇護。2,250萬難民是 史上最高,其中孩童就占了一半。
 聯合國希望這個驚人的數字能刺激富有國家重 新思考他們的策略,不要只是從接受難民面來考 量,更應該協助重建和促進和平。

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