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33.3M People Displaced By War In 2013, U.N. Reports

News outlets discuss a U.N.-backed report that reveals that 33.3 million people were displaced by war in 2013.

Associated Press: U.N.: Wars internally displace 33.3 million in 2013
“A record 33.3 million people worldwide were displaced by conflict and violence inside their own nations in 2013, U.N. and Norwegian officials said Wednesday…” (Heilprin, 5/14).

U.N. News Centre: U.N.-backed report reveals record 33.3 million people displaced by war last year
“Conflict and violence uprooted a record 33.3 million people within their countries last year, according to a new United Nations-backed report released today, which adds that 63 percent of them are in five countries — Syria, Colombia, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Sudan…” (5/14).

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