Refugee Crisis: Syrian War Drives Massive Spike In Number Of Global Displaced

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Refugee Crisis: Syrian War Drives Massive Spike In Number Of Global Displaced

  • 06/19/2013 03:03 PM EDT World

A new UN report says that every 4.1 seconds - about as often as you blink - a new person becomes a refugee. In 2012, the number of displaced people topped 45 million, numbers not seen in nearly 2 decades. The Syrian War is mostly responsible for the spike.