55m people internally displaced

21st May, 2021

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Conflicts, natural disasters forced someone to flee in 2020


Conflicts and natural disasters forced someone to flee within their own country every second of 2020, pushing the number of people living in internal displacement to a record high, monitors said Thursday. This came despite strict restrictions on movement imposed around the globe in efforts to halt the spread of COVID-19, which observers had expected to push down displacement numbers in 2020.

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