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A Record Number Of People Worldwide Are Displaced By Violence

Posted at 12:41 PM, Jun 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-20 13:41:10-04

More than 65 million people worldwide were displaced by violence in 2015, according to the U.N.

That's more than have ever been displaced in recorded history.

That's more than the populations of California and Texas combined.

Half the world's refugees come from Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia.

Colombia is the country with the most internally displaced people.

The U.N. Refugee Agency released these numbers on #WorldRefugeeDay.

This video includes clips from The United Nations.


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