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29 Sep 2017 description

Fighting over the past two weeks has caused dozens of casualties and displaced hundreds of families

  • Rival group said to be upset after boats blocked
  • Opponents say they want to clear militias from city
  • Fighting has led to civilian deaths, damage
  • Clashes close to UNESCO-listed Roman ruins

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30 May 2015 description

By Barbara Goldberg

NEW YORK, May 29 (Reuters) - A historic 52 million people are fleeing conflict worldwide, a trend that will intensify over the next two decades because of climate change, International Rescue Committee chief David Miliband said on Friday.

"One of the drivers of displacement and potential conflict over the next 10 to 20 years will be climate (change) - resource scarcity," said Miliband, a former foreign minister of Britain. "Climate change is going to compound the cocktail that's driving war and displacement."

20 Jun 2013 description

Author: Tim Large

Today is World Refugee Day - and the latest statistics from the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) show world refugee numbers are higher than at any time since 1994. As the U.N. refugee chief put it at a recent news conference: “Each time you blink, another person is forced to flee.”