Far more displaced by disasters than conflict

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UNITED NATIONS, United States: Disasters last year displaced three times more people than violent conflicts, showing the urgent need to improve resilience for vulnerable people when fighting climate change, according to a study issued on Wednesday. The Norwegian Refugee Council, an independent group that focuses on emergency aid, released the findings which showed that 22 million people were displaced in 2013 from disasters brought on by natural hazards.
AFP

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