Last year was the year on for the number of people who became refugees. The United Nations (U.N.) said that in 2015, over 65.3 million people were forced to leave their or country. This is an of over five million from 59.5 million over the year. The 2015 figure is a 50 per cent increase from five years . It also means that one in every 113 people on the planet is now a refugee, an asylum or someone displaced in their country. The U.N. reported that: "Twenty-four people are displaced every ." It added that two-thirds of the forcibly displaced are refugees in their own country." The come from the "Global Trends" report marking World Refugee Day on June the 20th.
The U.N. said the biggest for the record number of refugees in 2015 is . Fighting in Syria, Afghanistan, Burundi and South Sudan has created the largest number of refugees. Half of are children. The U.N. said more than 98,000 requests in 2015 were made by unaccompanied . This is the highest ever seen. The U.N. added that: "Ninety per cent of the forcibly displaced are [from] poor or middle countries." Many of them are escaping from wars only to face big problems at . These include walls and fences in Europe, tougher laws against and xenophobia. The U.N. said the only way to overcome the problem is, "political action to stop ".