More refugees on the Earth than ever before in human history

migrant-crisis-681438By the end of last year 65.3 million people – equal to the population of France – were forced to claim asylum in other countries to escape war and persecution.

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees said half of these people were children, many separated from their parents.

Europe’s migrant crisis, the worst since the Second World War, is just one part of the plight led by Syrians, Afghans and Palestinians. MORE