Who's to blame for the worsening refugee crisis?

The UN says the number of refugees reached a record high of more than 60 million people last year.

The UN marked World Refugee Day on Monday with a new report that says forced displacement reached record levels last year.

It is a crisis facing one in every 113 people somewhere in the world.

Families being forced from their homes, sometimes at a moment’s notice, because of war on their doorsteps.

Children having to leave their schools and friends behind for uncertainty ahead.

According to the report, 24 people were being displaced every minute.

The refugees are mainly from Asia and Africa. More than half of them are children.

The UN is launching a new petition calling for education for every refugee child and shelter for every refugee family.

So, what is being done to stop so many people losing their homes?

Presenter: Dareen Abughaida

Guests:

Maya Mailer – Oxfam’s head of Humanitarian Policy and Campaigns

Salim Salamah – Head of the Palestinian League for Human Rights Syria

Daphne Bouteillet-Paquet – Senior Legal Officer at the European Council on Refugees and Exiles

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