More than 40 million people displaced in 2020

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Front Lines
More than 40 million people displaced in 2020

More than 40 million people displaced in 2020

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

War, violence and so-called natural disasters, many related to climate change, forced 40.5 million people to relocate within their own countries in 2020—the most in more than a decade, the world authority on such movements reported on May 20.

At 30.7 million, disasters accounted for the most displacements, the bulk of them (30 million) weather-related, said the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, which has tracked and analyzed the forced relocations of populations since 1998.


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Military Milestones
Killed holding a white flag

Killed holding a white flag

Story by Sharon Adams

After the Second World War, the United Nations voted to divide Palestine, in southern Lebanon, into Jewish and Arab sovereign states, setting the stage for the Arab-Israeli War.

Israel was proclaimed on May 14, 1948, and Arab armies invaded on May 15 in a futile attempt to prevent establishment of the State of Israel.



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