July 2, 2012
A girl from Tawargha, Libya, draws as she celebrates World Refugee Day at a refugee camp hosted by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Benghazi, Libya, June 20. Currently, the world has an estimated 15.2 million refugees, with about half of them children under 18. Another 27.3 million people are internally displaced within their own countries and are seeking asylum elsewhere. Canada ranks ninth among world nations as a destination for refugees.

CNS PHOTO | ESAM AL-FETORI, REUTERS

15M refugees

A girl from Tawargha, Libya, draws as she celebrates World Refugee Day at a refugee camp hosted by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Benghazi, Libya, June 20.

Currently, the world has an estimated 15.2 million refugees, with about half of them children under 18.

Another 27.3 million people are internally displaced within their own countries and are seeking asylum elsewhere.

Canada ranks ninth among world nations as a destination for refugees.