US president cited the UN Refugee Agency whose recent report stated over 100 million people were forcibly displaced globally

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US president cited the UN Refugee Agency whose recent report stated over 100 million people were forcibly displaced globally

Ukrainian envoy berates Germany

The US president cited the UN Refugee Agency whose recent report stated over 100 million people were forcibly displaced globally

US President Joe Biden has Russia’s in with the record number of earlier by the UN.

In a statement on the occasion of World Refugee Day published by the House on Monday, Biden said that “as a result of Russia’s war against Ukraine we recently reached a grim milestone.” He added that “according to the UN Refugee Agency, more than 100 million people are now forcibly displaced, more than at any other time in history.

in 1950, the Refugee Agency (UNHCR) provides aid and human rights to refugees and also keeps track of statistics on displaced persons. It reported back in May that “the number of people to flee conflict, , human rights and persecution has now crossed the staggering milestone of 100 million for the first time on record.

Biden also used the opportunity to heap praise on the US for hosting more than 80,000 Afghans over the past year, as well as providing “temporary safe haven to tens of thousands of Ukrainians.

According to UNHCR data, there were 5,137,933 refugees recorded across Europe as of June 16. Of those, 1,230,800 had crossed into Russia, 1,169,497 had entered , 780,000 had fled to Germany, with the rest among other European nations.

UN figures for Afghanistan indicate that “some 3.4 million people are currently displaced,” with 2,069,703 Afghan refugees registered in five neighboring nations by late May 2022. US-led forces withdrew from the country late last August, with the Taliban soon taking over all of the country.

Meanwhile, on the same day the White House Biden’s statement, China’s Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Zhao Lijian posted a tweet captioned “The Persecutor of our times. #HumanRights.” It features a medley of photos that appear to juxtapose US service members with injured civilians in some Middle country or countries. The footnote below clarifies that “Since 2001, the war U.S. provoked in the Middle East have [sic] killed 900,000 people, including about 335,000 civilians, and displaced tens of millions.

A report by the UNHCR estimated that there were around 1.6 million Iraqi refugees and 1.5 million internally displaced persons in Iraq in 2010 – one year before US troops withdrew from the country. Washington launched its operation back in 2003, that it had then-Iraqi Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction. The US eventually had to acknowledge that its intelligence had been flawed, as it failed to find any such weapons in the country.

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