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There are 947.586 refugees and internally displaced persons in Azerbaijan

21 June 2005 [08:37] - TODAY.AZ
There are 17.1 million refugees and 4.4 million internally displaced persons in the world at the moment.
APA was informed from State Committee on Refuges and Internally Displaced Persons. According to the information, there are 947.586 refugees and internally displaced persons in Azerbaijan now.

261.00 of them achieved refugee status and 686.586 achieved internally displaced person status.128.199 people have been moved to the safe settlements from the settlements near the frontline. About 11 thousand people are searching for refuge in our country.18% of the internally displaced persons over the world is living in Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan comes second after Columbia for this indication in the world. Azerbaijan comes first among the world countries for the number of refugees and internally displaced persons with regard to the number of its population. It must be noted that, today is the Day of World Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons.

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