Pope Francis marks World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Pope Francis has held a special mass to mark the World Day of Migrants and Refugees - at a time when there are more displaced people than ever before.

    Pope Francis has held a special mass to mark the World Day of Migrants and Refugees - at a time when there are more displaced people than ever before.

    According to the UN refugee agency, more than 65 million people have been forcibly displaced, and 22.5 million people are refugees. More than a quarter of them are from Syria.

    Ten million people are stateless, that is, not considered to be citizens of any country. That includes more than 650,000 Rohingya forced out of Myanmar since August.

    Al Jazeera's Peter Sharp reports.


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