PEOPLE ON THE RUN
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, nytimes.com 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, nytimes.com 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.