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Yearbook of the United Nations 1996

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The Yearbook of the United Nations stands as the authoritative reference work on the activities and concerns of the Organization. Based on official UN documents, the Yearbook provides comprehensive coverage of political and security matters, human rights issues, economic and social questions, legal issues, and institutional, administrative and budgetary matters.

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Refugees and displaced persons

In 1996, individuals being assisted by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) totalled about 26 million. Of those, about half—13.2 million—were refugees, the number of whom had decreased somewhat from 14.5 million the year before. Others of concern to UNHCR included 3.3 million repatriated refugees in the early stages of reintegration, 4.7 million internally displaced persons, and 4.9 million others affected by humanitarian crises.

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