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Global refugees ‘at 26-year low’

The number of refugees worldwide has reached a 26-year low, says the UN refugee agency, the UNHCR. More than six million refugees – people who cross international borders to flee persecution or violence – have returned home since 2002, the UNHCR said. In contrast, the number of people living in refugee-like conditions within their own countries has grown. As a result, the UNHCR’s annual global count of uprooted people rose to nearly 21 million in 2005. This compares with 19.5 million in 2004. Full Story

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