World Refugee Day brings attention and focus to the 42 million people who are forcibly displaced by natural disasters, armed conflict and persecution.
Although the number of uprooted people across the world dropped slightly last year, displacement in the conflict zones in Sri Lanka and Pakistan and the ongoing crisis in Somalia this year have "already more than offset the decline," the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees says.
CNN's David McKenzie recently reported from the Hagadera camp in Daadab Kenya, what could be described as the epicenter of the refugee crisis. Swelled by fleeing Somalis, this camp built to handle 90,000 now holds over 274,000, making this the world's largest refugee camp.
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