Conflict and natural disasters pushing record number of people from homes

A young boy from Burundi, forced to flee his home due to violence, looks at his new surroundings in the Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania. Photo: UNICEF/Rob Beechey

Conflict and natural disasters are pushing an unprecedented number of people from their homes, according to the High Commissioner of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

Speaking at the agency's annual high level dialogue on protection challenges, António Guterres said from the Middle East to Africa, wars and conflict had resulted in a record number of displaced people.

Meanwhile, in parts of Asia, floods, storms, cyclones and droughts were destroying more and more peoples' homes and livelihoods.

Veronica Reeves has the story.

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