States fail to protect civilians from militant violence: Amnesty

February 25, 2015 12:06 AM

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States fail to protect civilians from militant violence: Amnesty

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Governments are failing to protect millions of civilians from violence by states and armed groups, Amnesty International said on Wednesday, describing the global response to widespread conflict from Nigeria to Syria as "shameful and ineffective".

A year of catastrophic violence had led to one of the worst refugee crises in history, as the number of displaced people worldwide topped 50 million for the first time since the end of the World War Two, the rights group said in its annual report.

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