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Syria overtook Afghanistan to become the biggest source of refugees last year, while the number of people forced from their homes by conflicts worldwide rose to a record 59.5 million, the United Nations' refugee agency said Thursday.The agency counted nearly 3.9 million Syrian refugees in 107 countries last year, the fourth year of the country's civil war.That made it the leading source of refugees – pushing Afghanistan, which had held that status for more than 30 years, down to second place with 2.6 million refugees.Pakistan, which had held that position for more than a decade, was second with 1.51 million.Over the course of last year, only 126,800 refugees returned to their home countries – the lowest number since 1983 .
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