2017 Sets a New Record for Refugees
The United Nations refugee agency reported Tuesday that nearly 69 million people were displaced last year.
Each of the last five years has set a record. This year's number tops all of them.
The U.N. estimates that about 44,000 people become refugees every day. They are fleeing war, violence, and other attacks. Some have fled or been removed from their countries many times.
The top U.N. official for refugees, Filippo Grandi, said crises in South Sudan, Congo and Myanmar raised the number of refugees in 2017.
Grandi also said that some people believe rich countries are having a refugee crisis. He said that is not true. He said U.N. data show that 85 percent of refugees are from developing countries. Many of those areas are "desperately poor," he said.
The country that has the highest number of refugees is Turkey. Most refugees there come from Syria.
The United States received the most new individual applications for asylum last year. Germany received the second-most.
Jan Egeland leads the Norwegian Refugee Council. He said countries are not working together to take responsibility for refugees. "Rich countries are building walls against families fleeing war, at the same time as less money is available for aid to people in conflict areas," he said.
Egeland also urged countries to be more like Uganda, a country he described as "generous" toward refugees. It receives refugees and protects them, he said.
World Refugee Day is Wednesday, June 20.
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2.take responsibility for 承担...责任
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3.working together to 共同努力...
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4.be available for 有效的；可用的
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5.Each of the last five years has set a record.
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She set a record which nobody else can remotely approach.
6."Rich countries are building walls against families fleeing war, at the same time as less money is available for aid to people in conflict areas," he said.
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联合国估计，每天约有4.4万人沦为难民。他们躲避战乱、暴力冲突和其他袭击 。有些人曾多次逃亡或被驱逐 。
格兰迪还说，一些人认为发达国家正面临着难民危机。他表示，这种说法不准确 。他说，联合国数据显示，85%的难民来自于发展中国家 。他说，其中很多地区“极度贫困” 。
简恩·埃格兰（Jan Egeland）是挪威难民委员会秘书长。他表示，各国并未团结一致承担难民责任 。他说：“某些发达国家筑墙来阻止更多逃离战乱的家庭入境，同时，他们还减少了对冲突地区的人民的援助资金 。”