Global migrant tide swells to record 65 million

Displaced families, fleeing from Boko Haram attacks, are seen at a camp near Diffa in Niger, on June 19, 2016The number of refugees and others fleeing their homes worldwide has hit a new record, spiking to 65.3 million people by the end of 2015, the United Nations said Monday. Europe’s high-profile migrant crisis, its worst since World War II, is just one part of a growing tide of human misery led by Palestinians, Syrians and Afghans. “This is the first time that the threshold of 60 million has been crossed,” the UN refugee agency said.

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