On 14 May 2014, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) issued a report in which it says that 33.3 million people were internally displaced at the end of 2013 due to conflict and violence. This equates to a staggering increase of 4.5 million from 2012, signaling a record high for the second year running.
According to the report, Syria is the country with the largest and fastest evolving displacement crisis in the world, with 9,500 people being displaced on a daily basis. Other countries with large displaced populations are Colombia, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan. Together, these countries produce 63% of the total number of displaced persons.
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