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June 20, 2016 10:03 am

Number of Refugees Worldwide Reached Record 65 Million in 2015, UN Says

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Middle Eastern refugees in Germany. The number of refugees worldwide reached a record in 2015. Photo: UN Refugee Agency.

Middle Eastern refugees in Germany. The number of refugees worldwide reached a record in 2015. Photo: UN Refugee Agency.

The number of refugees and others fleeing their homes worldwide has hit a new record, spiking to 65.3 million people by the end of 2015, the United Nations said Monday.

Europe’s high-profile migrant crisis, its worst since World War II, is just one part of a growing tide of human misery led by Palestinians, Syrians and Afghans.

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