Children in a burned shelter in Cherqo village, Southern Ethiopia. Photo: AFP

World refugee count hits grim milestone of 70.8 million as major powers squabble

  • United Nations refugee agency described the figure at the end of 2018 as ‘conservative’
  • Number of displaced people in the world has doubled over the last 20 years
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Children in a burned shelter in Cherqo village, Southern Ethiopia. Photo: AFP
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