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Refugee's: 27.5 million From Violence


By jimstaro - Posted on 27 March 2011

Report: 27.5 million uprooted by violence

 

March 23, 2011 - The number of people around the world uprooted by conflict or violence and displaced within their country has increased to 27.5 million, the highest figure in the last decade, according to a new report released Wednesday.

The report by the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Center, established by the Norwegian Refugee Council in 1998 at the U.N.'s request, said close to three million people in 20 countries were newly displaced by conflict or violence in 2010 including 1.2 million in Africa.

 

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According to the report, more than half the world's IDPs in 2010 were in five countries — Columbia with between 3.5 million and 5.2 million, Sudan with between 4.5 million and 5.2 million, Iraq with about 2.8 million, Congo with about 1.7 million, and Somalia with about 1.5 million. Pakistan was close behind with 980,000. {continued}

 

Refugee's: 27.5 million From Violence 2010

 

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