UN: Global number of displaced people crosses 100 million, after Russia's invasion of Ukraine


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"The number of people forced to flee conflict, violence, human rights violations and persecution has now crossed the staggering milestone of 100 million for the first time on record, propelled by the war in Ukraine and other deadly conflicts," the UN High Commissioner for Refugees says. In a statement, UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi says this is "a stark figure - sobering and alarming in equal measure.It’s a record that should never have been set.