20 Jun '11, 7am

Burma is world's fifth-largest producer of refugees, UN report says:

Bangkok (The Nation-Thailand/ANN) - Burma is the fifth world largest refugee producing country with 415,700 people fleeing from conflict at home, the United Nation refugee agency reported on Monday. Of refugees from Burma, there are some estimated 200,000 unregistered in Bangladesh, according to the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHRC)'s report on global trend of refugees 2010. As of the end of 2010, Thailand is sheltering 96,675 refugees, mostly from Burma and the UN is discussing with the Thai authority to verify some 540,000 stateless persons in the country, the UN report said. UNHCR's 2010 Global Trends report showed that many of the world's poorest countries are hosting huge refugee populations, both in absolute terms and in relation to the size of their economies. Pakistan, Iran, and Syria have the largest refugee populations at 1.9 million, 1.1 million, and 1 mil...

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