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UN: War refugee numbers 'highest since WWII'

The UN refugee agency says the number of people displaced by war or persecution exceeded 50m last year - the highest figure since World War Two.

The report describes the statistics as a stark indication of the immense cost of not ending wars, and of failing to prevent them.

Imogen Foulkes reports from Geneva.

  • 20 Jun 2014
  • From the section World
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