Total number of persons displaced by violence (not natural disasters or economic pressures) worldwide about the same as the population of the United Kingdom

According to UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as of the end of 2014 there were 19.5 million refugees (those forced to enter another country), 38.2 million internally displaced persons (those driven from their homes but still in their country), 1.8 million asylum-seekers:  59.5 million.  This is the highest number of worldwide displaced that...

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