[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/05/25/pakistan.swat.refugees/art.refugees.jpg caption="The fighting in the Swat Valley region in Pakistan has forced thousands of civilians to abandon their homes."]
Program Note: The U.N.H.C.R. released their annual report on the refugee crisis Tuesday. Tune in tonight for special coverage of World Refugee Day tonight at 10 p.m. ET. And learn more about how you can help by visiting Impact Your World.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
The number of people forcibly uprooted by conflict and persecution worldwide stood at 42 million at the end of last year amid a sharp slowdown in repatriation and more prolonged conflicts resulting in protracted displacement. The total includes 16 million refugees and asylum seekers and 26 million internally displaced people uprooted within their own countries, according to UNHCR’s annual “Global Trends” report released today.
The UN refugee agency relies on contributions for some 97 percent of its income. The additional 2-3 percent of funding we receive from the United Nations is spent entirely on administration costs – meaning more of YOUR money goes to where it is needed most.
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