Most Refugees Ever – level 1

28-06-2019 07:00

A new report comes out. It is about refugees. The report says that more people leave their homes from 2017 to 2018.

The total number of people is 70 million. That is the highest on record. Forty-one million people need help in their countries. Twenty-six million people are refugees.

The report says that people are seeking asylum for many reasons. There is war and fighting, very dry weather, political problems, or the people do not have any money.

Difficult words: refugee (a person who must leave their home because it is not safe), on record (that people know about), seek asylum (look for a safe place).

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