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38M IDPs Worldwide In 2014, Increase Of 4.7M Over 2013, Report Shows

News outlets highlight the findings of an annual report on internally displaced people (IDPs) worldwide.

The Guardian: Number of internally displaced people highest ‘in a generation’
“The threat of violence from new and ongoing conflicts displaced 11 million people inside their own countries in 2014, bringing the total number of internally displaced people (IDPs) worldwide to 38 million, a report has said…” (Anderson/Galatsidas, 5/6).

U.N. News Centre: World’s forcibly displaced hit record 38 million, prompting U.N. appeal for ‘all-out effort’ for peace
“…The report, compiled by the [Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the] Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), revealed that 38 million people have been internally displaced by conflict or violence, the equivalent of the total populations of London, New York, and Beijing combined, representing a 4.7 million increase compared to 2013…” (5/6).

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