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Record 28 million internally displaced persons reported in 2015

Conflict, violence and disasters displaced 27.8 million people within their own countries in 2015, according to a new report released 11 May. “Put another way, around 66,000 people abandoned their homes every day of 2015,” said Jan Egeland, the Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). The report covering internal displacement caused by conflict and sudden-onset disasters, has been prepared by the NRC’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

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