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UN Reports Big Increase in People Fleeing Conflict

The U.N. refugee agency reports conflicts forced a staggering 5.5 million people to flee their homes during the first six months of 2014. In its new report, the UNHCR says these newly uprooted people added to the record 51.2 million people who were forcibly displaced worldwide by the end of 2013. At this rate, the U.N. refugee agency fears another record of people forcibly displaced may be set by the end of this year.  The new trends show from January through June of last year,...

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