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Obama marks World Refugee Day and growing numbers of displaced
Obama marks World Refugee Day and growing numbers of displaced

As his administration works to deal with the growing number of immigrants from Central America illegally crossing the U.S. border to seek safety, President Obama on Friday commemorated World Refugee Day by praising those who flee persecution and the countries that help them. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the U.N.’s refugee agency, on Friday issued its latest report showing that the number of refugees and internally displaced persons are at their highest level since World War II, with more than 50 million people fleeing their homes because of war or lack of internal security. Children, many traveling alone or in groups, represent 50% of those on the run, the largest...

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