By Ariane Rummery and Jonathan Clayton*

(UNHCR)* – Volker Türk explains the global compact on refugees.

© Ariane Rummery, producer / Alex St-Denis,camera-editor

Why it matters

What is the agreement that has been reached and why does it matter?

About 60 per cent of the world’s refugee population lives in around 10 countries, all in the global south. Refugees often live in the poorest parts of these countries.

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