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30,000 people displaced a day from own countries in 2014

ANI  |  Johannesburg 

The number of people displaced from their own countries last year was 30,000 a day as there was little sign from the governments taking action to deal with the issue, said the Norwegian Refugee Council.

According to News24, the agency's Secretary General Jan Egeland said in a news conference in Geneva that 30,000 men, women and children were displaced every day last years due to conflict and violence.

The total number of displaced people rose by 11 million to a record 38 million.

The statistics does not include people who left their countries and became refugees abroad.

According to the report, six out of every 10 displaced people were only from Iraq, South Sudan, Syria, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria.

First Published: Thu, May 07 2015. 10:26 IST