89.3 Million People Displaced Worldwide According to UNHCR Global Trends Report 2021

The UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, published its Global Trends report on June 16, in advance of World Refugee Day marked on June 20. The annual report presents data and analysis on the plight of all forcibly displaced people throughout the world. At the end of 2021, 89.3 million individuals worldwide fled persecution, violence, human rights violations or events seriously disturbing public order. According to the Global Trends report, the number of people forced to leave their homes has increased every year over the past decade and stands at the highest level since records began. Without a new, concerted push towards peacemaking, this trend is likely to continue, said UNHCR.

‘No more refugees’ not the answer

No more refugees – this is the dangerous rhetoric emerging in Pakistan as instability escalates across the border in Afghanistan. The Taliban have gained territory at a shocking pace since the US and NATO allies accelerated troop withdrawals earlier this year.