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  • The number of refugees of concern to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) stood at 13 million in mid-2014, up from a year earlier.

  • Corruption, bribery, theft and tax evasion cost some US $1.26 trillion for developing countries per year.

  • The rate of children leaving primary school in conflict-affected countries reached 50% in 2011, which amounts to 28.5 million children.

  • In India, more than 20% of all pupils and one-third of all Scheduled Tribe students drop out before finishing primary education.