Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide

South Sudanese refugee children one carrying a baby walk barefoot across a dirt field towards the Ombechi kindergarten in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement northern Uganda. Canada has announced an additional contribution of $86 million to assist famine and

South Sudanese refugee children one carrying a baby walk barefoot across a dirt field towards the Ombechi kindergarten in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement northern Uganda. Canada has announced an additional contribution of $86 million to assist famine and

Since fighting broke out four years ago in the world's youngest nation, an estimated 2 million South Sudanese have been internally displaced, according to the International Organization of Migration.

The UN refugee agency's Global Trends Report, published ahead of World Refugee Day tomorrow, found that the number of displaced people worldwide rose by 300,000 over the previous year.

The ongoing conflict in South Sudan has caused massive displacement, extensive violence along ethnic lines, dire food shortages and unimaginable levels of suffering among South Sudanese people, particularly women and children, Bibeau said.

International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced the additional funding today on trip to the country where millions have been displaced by a civil war.

Despite this, the country has received only 17 per cent of the money needed to provide the most basic support to refugees and host communities so far this year.

"The worldwide neglect that you see here is matched nowhere else in the world", Grandi told The Associated Press on Sunday while visiting South Sudan's largest internally displaced camp in the town of Bentiu. First is refugee numbers, which at 22.5 million are the highest ever seen.

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â€When we stand together with refugees, we also stand for respect and diversity for all, ” says UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.

Syria's six-year conflict alone has sent more than 5.5 million people seeking safety in other countries, including 825,000 last year alone, making it the world's biggest producer of refugees.

The figures released ahead of World Refugee Day showed that a full 10.3 million of the world's displaced people fled their homes past year alone, including 3.4 million who crossed global borders to become refugees.

- Turkey hosts the largest number of refugees (2.9 million) followed by Pakistan (1.4 mln) and Lebanon (1 mln).

South Sudan has the fastest-growing displaced population in the world after peace efforts in the country fizzled out in July.

Unaccompanied or separated children - mainly Afghans and Syrians - lodged some 75,000 applications in 70 countries in 2016.

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Musa Ecweru, minister for refugees, told Anadolu Agency: "We want the worldwide community to lift the pressure and fix the damage the refugees are putting on the limited resources in the communities that host them". More than half of these come from just three countries: Syria, Afghanistan and South Sudan. Only Syria witnessed a larger number of new refugees, 824,000.

Almost 65 million people are displaced worldwide.

While Grandi said ensuring people were safe was important, he warned against setting up "kingdoms of dependency" like the sprawling camps for Somali refugees in Dadaab in northern Kenya that have become permanent settlements.

Of that figure, one in every three people, roughly 4.9 million people, were hosted by the least developed countries.

Most people who have been forced from their homes flee within their own country, and are defined as internally displaced people, or IDPs.

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