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Aid organization: More people worldwide than ever on the run

Updated December 29, 2020, 3:45 p.m.

  • As many people around the world are on the run as they are.
  • According to the German partner of the United Nations, the number is currently 80 million people.
  • The corona pandemic has exacerbated the situation.

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More than 80 million people are according to the UN refugee aid currently worldwide on the Escape. The German partner of the United Nations (UNHCR) announced on Tuesday in Bonn that there are more than ever.

The Corona-Pandemie have aggravated the situation. Since 2019, the number of refugees has increased by ten million people. “Corona changed the reality of people’s lives worldwide in 2020, for many of the 80 million people on the run this is now coming pure struggle for survival in the first place, “said the managing director of UN refugee aid, Peter Ruhenstroth-Bauer.

“We mustn’t leave these people alone.” Next acute emergency aid they needed prospects for a better future. Of the 7.4 billion euros needed for refugee aid in 2020, the UNHCR had only received a good half by the beginning of December.

In 2020, new sources of fire were added to the long-term conflicts

2020 are closed Long-term conflicts like in Yemen or Syria new sources of fire added, for example in Ethiopia and the African Sahel zone with countries such as Chad, Mali and Niger.

In Europe, the fires in the Moria refugee camp left more than 12,000 people seeking protection homeless. The situation of refugees in Bosnia is also getting worse. in the Mediterranean Sea This year, too, more than 1,000 people died while fleeing or were considered missing. (dpa / ari)

In the corona pandemic, racism and discrimination have apparently increased. This is what the first figures from the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency suggest. In the beginning, it was mainly Asian-looking people who were victims of discrimination. (Teaser image: imago images / Future Image)

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