Over 100 Million People Displaced By Violence In Ukraine

Ukraine (QNN)

Russia’s war in Ukraine has pushed the number of forcibly displaced people around the world above 100 million for the first time ever, the United Nations said.

The number of people forced to flee conflict, violence, human rights violations, and persecution has now crossed the staggering milestone of 100 million for the first time on record, propelled by the war in Ukraine and other deadly conflicts. The alarming figure must shake the world into ending the conflicts forcing record numbers to flee their own homes, the UNHCR said in a statement. This must serve as a wake-up call to resolve and prevent destructive conflicts, end persecution, and address the underlying causes that force innocent people to flee their homes.

The 100 million figure amounts to more than one percent of the global population, while only 13 countries have a bigger population than the number of forcibly displaced people in the world. The figures combine refugees, asylum-seekers, as well as more than 50 million people displaced inside their own countries.

The international response to people fleeing war in Ukraine has been overwhelmingly positive said Grandi.

Compassion is alive and we need a similar mobilisation for all crises around the world. But ultimately humanitarian aid is a palliative, not a cure.