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Report: Nearly 41 Million People Internally Displaced Globally

A new report says the number of people throughout the world who were uprooted from their homes due to conflicts and natural disasters stood at a record 40.8 million last year, the highest figure ever recorded. The Norwegian Refugee Council's Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) reported Wednesday that 27.8 million people were internally displaced just in 2015. “It’s shocking," Karl Schembri, the NRC's Middle East Advisor, said in an interview with VOA. The...

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