Forced displacement on the rise in Asia

Rohingya from Myanmar worked as a fishermen in Bangladesh, often under difficult conditions. The number of refugees and internally displaced people in Asia grew by 31 per cent in 2014. 
UNHCR File Photo/Saiful Huq Omi

The number of people forced by conflict and instability to flee their homes in Asia went up by 31 per cent in 2014, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

The agency has released its new Global Trends report which covers displacements around the world as of the end of 2014.

UNHCR spokesperson Babar Balloch explained to Daniel Johnson why the number of people who were forced to flee has increased so dramatically.

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