LONDON, May 11, (APP/AFP) The number of people internally
displaced by conflicts around the world rose last year to a record 40.8 million people, a report out on Wednesday showed.

“This is the highest figure ever recorded and twice the number of
refugees worldwide,” said Jan Egeland, head of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), co authors of the report with the Geneva based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

Some 8.6 million internally displaced people (IDPs) linked to
conflict were recorded in 2015, including 4.8 million in the Middle East and North Africa.