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More than 100 million Ukrainian war refugees have lost their homes

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The number of people displaced worldwide by Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine has crossed the 100 million marks for the first time, increasing at an unprecedented rate, UN agencies warned today. The war in Ukraine and the surge in refugee numbers will lead to a vicious cycle of not only food insecurity but also more people fleeing their homes.

According to agency France-Presse today, the war between Russia and Ukraine has displaced hundreds of millions of people around the world, adding to the food crisis. UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi told the media that the global crisis to ensure food security had been exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and that it was important to prevent further migration. ”

Ukraine has long been the world’s granary, and Russia’s full-scale invasion has triggered severe shortages of grain and fertilizer, sending global prices soaring and putting hundreds of millions of people at risk of starvation.

According to the UN official, when asked how many… I don’t know, but it’s going to be pretty big.” “If we don’t fix it quickly, it’s going to be devastating, and it’s already devastating,” Grandy said. Grandi delivers the annual report of the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, on global displacement. At the end of 2021, the number of displaced people worldwide hit a record 89.3 million, more than doubling in 10 years, according to the report.

But since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, as many as 14 million Ukrainians have fled their homes, either staying in the country or crossing the border as refugees, pushing the global displaced population past 100 million for the first time.

“Every year for the last 10 years, the numbers have gone up,” grandi said. “And if the international community does not act together to address this human tragedy, to resolve conflicts, to find lasting solutions, this terrible trend will continue.”

At the end of 2021, a record 27.1 million people had refugee status, while the number of asylum seekers rose 11 percent to 4.6 million, the UNHCR reported. The number of people displaced by war in their own countries also climbed for the 15th consecutive year, to 53.2 million.

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