Refugee agency: 24 people "displaced every minute"

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Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), whose report found that global displacement totals were higher than ever in 2015. Photo: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Global forced displacement reached 65.3 million in 2015, the highest level ever recorded, the UN said Monday.

The findings from the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, mark the first time the threshold of 60 million people has been crossed.

It means that one in every 113 people is now either an asylum-seeker, internally displaced or a refugee.

Daniel Johnson has more.

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