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[Editorial] The displaced: looking for home away from home

In a single year, 2016–17, the global number of forcibly displaced people rose by 2·9 million, to 68·5 million individuals. On June 19, 2018, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) published Global Trends: Forced Displacement in 2017, an annual report of the figures and trends in the populations that it tracks. Comprising these estimates are over 24 million refugees, 40 million internally displaced people (dislocated in one’s country), 3·1 million asylum seekers, nearly 700 000 returnees to countries of origin, and at least 3·9 million stateless people.

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