More than 43 million worldwide forced from homes, U.N. says

(CNN) — The number of people forced from their homes worldwide has risen to 43.7 million, the highest level in 15 years, according to a U.N. refugee agency report released Monday.

That’s up from 43.3 million people a year earlier, said UNHCR’s 2010 Global Trends report, which was released to coincide with World Refugee Day.

Of those displaced, the report classified 15.4 million people as refugees forced to flee their country and 27.5 million as displaced persons within their own country, forced to leave their home because of conflict or natural disaster, the report said.

The release of the annual report comes amid ireports of people fleeing conflict in Syria, Sudan and Libya. In recent days, thousands have begun fleeing to refugee camps set up along the Syria-Turkey border to accommodate those attempting to escape a Syrian military crackdown on anti-government demonstrators.

“Four-fifths of world refugees are in the developing world, and it is the developing world that needs international solidarity to cope with this challenge,” Antonio Guterres, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, said Monday.

A woman, who identified herself as Nour, said she fled to the camps because she believed she would die if she stayed in Syria.

“I come here. This circumstance is so difficult,” she said. “I am pregnant. I cannot bear such things. ”

The report said 10.5 million of the world’s refugees are under the care of the United Nations, and another 4.82 million are registered with the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees.


Christ is the only hope out of this world destined for destruction. Yahweh is the only One that can effect the escape from what is destined to those left behind. She provided the only hope and the escape for those found worthy.

2 Samuel 22:2-4 “He said: The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my mountain where I seek refuge. My shield, the horn of my salvation, my stronghold, my refuge, and my Savior, You save me from violence. I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise,and I was saved from my enemies.”

To be taken to a stronghold by deliverance on to the Mountain of Mother Israel, where refuge from the coming horrendous violence will be provided. With Yahweh, no one can touch us, because our Mother is Israel upon Mount Zion.