The number of people displaced by conflict is at the highest level ever recorded, the United Nations refugee agency has said. It estimated that 65.3 million people were either refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced at the end of 2015, an increase of 5 million in a year.
This represents one in every 113 people on the planet, the UN agency said. Meanwhile, the UN refugee chief has said a worrying “climate of xenophobia” has taken hold in Europe as it struggles to cope with the migrant crisis.
The influx of people, the biggest since World War Two, has led to greater support for far-right groups and controversial anti-immigration policies.