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Record 55 million people internally displaced: monitors

  • Last year was marked by intense storms, persistent conflicts and explosions of violence, forcing 40.5 million people to become displaced within their countries.
Published May 20, 2021
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GENEVA: Conflict and disasters forced tens of millions of people to flee within their own country in 2020, pushing the total number of internally displaced people worldwide to a record high, monitors said Thursday.

Last year was marked by intense storms, persistent conflicts and explosions of violence, forcing 40.5 million people to become displaced within their countries -- the highest number of new displaced in a decade -- and raising the total figure to a record 55 million, according to a report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre and the Norwegian Refugee Council.

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