According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for refugees (UNHCR), in 2020 the number of refugees worldwide increased by 4% – to almost 82.4 million people. The organization points out that this was despite the coronavirus pandemic, a combat measure that prevented population migration.
Among those in need of protection are 48 million internally displaced persons. First of all, we are talking about the people of Ethiopia, Sudan, the Sahel, Mozambique, Yemen, Afghanistan and Colombia. In addition, 42% of refugees are children. In addition, almost 1 million children were born as refugees.
The authors of the report note that more political will needs to be applied to the current crisis in order to get out. This requires, in particular, an end to selfish approaches to politics.