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A record 100 million people have been displaced from their homes worldwide

A new  report from the United Nations refugee agency finds a record 100 million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes around the world. 

The number represents about 1% of the global population. It includes refugees and asylum seekers who have fled their counties. And just over 53 million people who are displaced within their own countries. 

The UN says conflicts, violence, human rights abuses and natural disasters fueled by climate change have pushed many to flee.

A spokesperson with global aid agency said the humanitarian response to the war in Ukraine has been overwhelming, but the same energy and attention must be given to crises around the world. 

Thousands of asylum seekers  are waiting to seek protection along the U.S.-Mexico border. Most are blocked because of the pandemic-era policy Title 42.

Alisa Reznick is a senior field correspondent covering stories across southern Arizona and the borderlands for the Tucson bureau of KJZZ's Fronteras Desk.