Syrian and Palestinian refugees register their names in order to receive humanitarian aid in Beirut
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Refugee numbers 'highest since 1994'

The UN says 7.6 million people became refugees in 2012, with the total number now higher than at any time since 1994.

The UN says 7.6 million people became refugees in 2012, with the total number now higher than at any time since 1994.

A report from the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says that Syria is "a major new factor" driving up refugee numbers.

The report say 55% of all refugees come from five countries: Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, Sudan and Syria.

Imogen Foulkes reports from Geneva:

  • 19 Jun
  • From the section World