79.5m displaced at year-end despite COVID slowing exodus: UN | Prothom Alo

79.5m displaced at year-end despite COVID slowing exodus: UN

  • Number of displaced equal to 1 per cent of world population - UN

  • Syrians, Venezuelans, Afghans top 2019 list of refugees

  • Most refugees stay close to home despite "rhetoric" in West

A Palestinian man repairs stoves in a makeshift shop amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, at the Beach refugee camp in Gaza City on 9 June 2020
A Palestinian man repairs stoves in a makeshift shop amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, at the Beach refugee camp in Gaza City on 9 June 2020Reuters