Displaced people hits post-World War II high, U.N. finds

June 20, 2014 11:57 AM

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Displaced people hits post-World War II high, U.N. finds

BEIRUT (AP) — For the first time since the World War II era, the number of people forced from their homes worldwide has surged past 50 million, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday.

Syrians fleeing the bloodletting at home and a fast-growing web of other crises across the world accounted for the spike in the displaced, the UNHCR said in its annual Global Trends Report.

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