INTERNATIONAL

Record 70.8 Million Displaced At End Of 2018: UN

The United Nations said despite populist rhetoric in the west the real refugee crisis is playing out in developing countries which hosts most of the record 70.8 million displaced people who have fled war and persecution.

According to the U.N. Refugee Agency,s Annual Flagship Report "global trends" that half of the worlds forcibly displaced are children.

It said the figure is "conservative", as it does not include most of the 4 million Venezuelans who have fled abroad since 2015.

Report said this is because Venezuelans do not need visas or to lodge asylum claims to stay in most host countries. If the outflow continues, a total of 5 million Venezuelans could have left by year-end

Filippo Grandi, U.N. High commissioner for refugees urged for a political solution in the country.

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