Study: War, climate displaced tens of millions in 2020

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GENEVA (AP) — A key group that monitors internal displacement is reporting that violence and disasters forced people to relocate within their countries more than 40 million times last year, the highest such tally in over a decade. Often such movements are caused or worsened by the impact of climate change. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Center, in its latest annual global report, says a record 55 million people were living away from their homes but within their countries at the end of last year. Storms and floods, as well as both protracted and new conflicts, drove up the figures that have been growing for more than a decade.

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