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Guterres says UNHCR and partners struggle to meet humanitarian needs

10/05/2015. The global refugee crisis is so great that the UN refugee agency and other agencies are struggling to respond to and meet all the humanitarian needs they face.

That was the bleak message of UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres, speaking to UNHCR’s Executive Committee.

Guterres stressed there were now more than 60 million refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced persons in the world, and said the number was rising. He recalled that when he became High Commissioner 10 years ago, there were 38 million and the number was falling.

Read the article on the UNHCR website 

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