In 2012, UNHCR said there were more than 43 million refugees worldwide. That number is now closer to 60 million. Are we seeing the largest refugee flows since the 1970s or the 1940s?
There are now 59.5 million refugees worldwide, according to the latest figures from UNHCR. Ahead of World Refugee Day, 20 June 2015, we assembled a roundtable of experts — Prof. Ronald Skeldon, Dr. Melissa Siegel, and Dr. Katie Kuschminder — to put the major issues in perspective: from Myanmar to the Mediterranean, statelessness to child refugees. Below is an edited transcript and various media drawn from the roundtable, which was moderated by Howard Hudson.
To watch the full round table discussion and read the transcript, click here.