VOA: Report: 38 Million Internally Displaced Worldwide

GENEVA — More people than ever before have been forced to flee their homes because of violence and conflict according to a new report by the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Center.

A record-breaking 38 million people worldwide were internally displaced in 2014, including 11 million who were newly displaced, the group said. It is the third consecutive year that internal displacement figures have reached record highs.


U.S. Navy ends escorts through Strait of Hormuz.

Report: 2.2 million Iraqis displaced by Islamic State group.

Fleeing civilians killed in Yemen's port city of Aden. Over 120 dead in more Yemen fighting, aid groups may stop work.

Houthis advance in Aden, shell Saudi Arabia.

Analysis: Despite Saudi strikes, Yemen rebels remain dug in.

Kerry to discuss Yemen crisis with Saudis. Kerry hopes to win pause in Yemen war as he heads to talks.

Kerry pledges U.S. aid as refugee crisis grows in war-battered Yemen.

Assad admits battlefield ‘setbacks’ as Syrian rebels gain ground.

Syrian president promises to send reinforcements to Idlib province.

EU: Nuclear talks with Iran to resume next week.

Khamenei says U.S. military threats against Iran endanger nuclear talks. Iran’s Khamenei expresses wariness over nuclear deal.

Nuclear deal can make Iran region's 'No.1' energy power.

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu in 'coalition deal'.


Thousands flee homes ahead of expected battle near Afghan city.

Japan steps up pressure on North Korea over abductions.

Pakistan's military accuses India of 'whipping up terrorism'.

Thailand human trafficking death toll far greater than feared, claims rights group.

Taliban hunts Afghan interpreters who ‘betrayed Muslims’ by aiding British Army.

Farkhunda murder: Afghan judge sentences four to death over mob killing.

Philippines, Japan coast guards hold anti-piracy drills.

Sex trade human traffickers swarm to Nepal to target tens of thousands of women and girls left homeless by the country's giant earthquake.


Sudan military shoots down 'aerial target' near capital: army.

C.Africa to take 'legal action' against French soldiers in rape case.

Almost 40,000 flee Burundi amid political crisis.

Libya's coast guard detains almost 600 African migrants.

Nigerian troops 'rescue dozens' from Boko Haram.

Two Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers killed in Congo ambush.

Christian sect killings in Angola shrouded in fear and mystery.

In Sudan, aid groups struggle with massive measles outbreak.


Ukraine leader warns of worsening conflict, peace envoys more hopeful.

Ukraine: 5 troops killed as ceasefire wobbles.

As Ukraine erects defenses, critics fear expensive failure.

27 foreign leaders to attend V-Day celebrations in Moscow — Kremlin.

Germany's Merkel to discuss Ukraine with Putin in Moscow.

Greeks bring in tax on cash withdrawals to stem crisis.

Violent political protests in Macedonia leave 40 people injured.

Britain's closest election in a generation goes down to the wire.

Germany spying scandal: Merkel offers to testify.

German authorities arrest 4 in alleged plot to attack Islamic targets.

Italy rescues 600 migrants from Mediterranean.

Report: Germanwings crash co-pilot tested 100-foot descent setting.


New leftist Alberta leader seeks to reassure energy sector. New Democratic win in Alberta sends energy shares sliding. Left turn in Canada's oil-rich Alberta leaves investors reeling.

Obama’s trade bill gets boost as Mitch McConnell vows vote ‘soon’.

Report: Coca production in Colombia jumped 39 percent in 2014.

Colombia to investigate alleged child abuse by US military.

Mass grave found on the Venezuela-Colombia border.

Latin America leads world on murder map, but key cities buck deadly trend.

California regulators approve unprecedented water cutbacks.


Islamic State claims terror cells in 15 states: report.

Obama Islamic State strategy slammed as terrorist group claims it has infiltrated U.S..

IS Group losses resulting in self-styled caliphates.


Yellen cites 'potential dangers' in U.S. stock valuations.

Iran determined to regain its share of oil export market -oil minister.

Global bond rout deepens, oil hits year's high.

Flash Crash trader: 'I did nothing wrong'.

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