UN says more than 100,000 flee Nicaragua in two years of unrest

The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday said more than 100,000 people have fled Nicaragua in the two years since the central American country plunged into political and social crisis.

Speaking in Geneva, spokeswoman Shabia Mantoo told reporters that "more than 100,000 people have fled reported persecution and human rights abuses in the country, seeking asylum abroad."

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