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Those displaced by the civil war inside Syria are expected to rise from some 3.5 million now to 6.5 million by the end of the year, says a senior UN official.
The UN refugee agency has released updated guidelines on the protection needs of those fleeing southern and central Somalia.
Former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams, bishops, crossbenchers and peers from all parties want the UK to help resettle Syrian refugees.
The UNHCR wants US$99 million to help hundreds of thousands of displaced people in South Sudan and the Central African Republic.
Violence and insecurity in Central African Republic has pushed the number of internally displaced people past 935,000.
The number of Syrians forced to seek shelter abroad since civil war began in 2011 has passed 2 million, with no sign of the outflow ending soon.
Along with other faith-based groups, the WCC has helped develop the United Nations refugee agency declaration on protection for refugees, displaced and stateless people.
Preventing refugees from entering Jordan to escape the conflict in Syria would increase suffering and could lead to further bloodshed and abuses.
The WCC has welcomed the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees dialogue on faith communities and protection of displaced peoples.
Lutherans are working with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees as lead agency in refugee camp management at Dadaab, Kenya.