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難民・避難民、過去最多の6850万人 半数以上が18歳未満

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record
記録的な(後出は最多記録)
displace
(ここでは)避難させる(後出 displacement は避難)
U.N. refugee agency
国連難民高等弁務官事務所(Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR))のこと(refugee は難民)
flee (→ fled)
逃げる
persecution
迫害
forcibly
強制的に(後出 forced は強制された)
for the ~ straight year
~年連続で(後出 for the ~ year running も同意)
crisis (pl. crises)
危機、重大局面
exodus
集団脱出
Rohingya
ミャンマー西部ラカイン州北部のイスラム系少数民族(ミャンマーで迫害されている)
desperately
絶望的に
reveal
明らかにする
Rohingya people land on Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, after they arrived on a boat from Myanmar in 2017. (AP, File)

Record 68.5 million displaced in 2017: UN refugee agency   

GENEVA (AP) - The U.N. refugee agency reported on June 19 that nearly 69 million people who have fled war, violence and persecution were forcibly displaced last year, a record for the fifth straight year.

The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said the continued crises in places like South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as the exodus of Muslim Rohingya from Myanmar that started last year, raised the overall figure of forced displacements in 2017 to 68.5 million.

Of that total, 16.2 million were newly displaced last year - an average of more than 44,000 people per day.

For the fourth year running, Turkey was the country with the largest number of refugees - mostly Syrians - at 3.5 million at the end of 2017. The UNHCR said 85 percent of refugees are in developing countries, many of them "desperately poor."

The report also revealed that children below 18 years of age made up 52 percent of the refugee population.

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