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The num­ber of peo­ple dis­placed by con­flict world­wide is es­ti­mated to to­tal 65.3m, more than the pop­u­la­tion of Bri­tain, ac­cord­ing to a new re­port by the UN. This is the high­est num­ber in recorded his­tory, ny­ re­ported. While most (nearly 41m) are dis­placed within their own coun­tries, 3.2m refugees ap­plied for asy­lum in in­dus­tri­alised coun­tries in 2015, a record high. Of these, nearly 100 000 were chil­dren un­der 18 trav­el­ling with­out a par­ent or guardian, ny­ said. Only about 200 000 dis­placed peo­ple were able to go home or find a per­ma­nent home in a new coun­try last year, ac­cord­ing to the UN data.

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