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The number of people around the world uprooted by conflict or violence and displaced within their country has increased to 27.5 million, the highest figure in the last decade, according to a new report released Wednesday.

Nearly 5,000 Bhutanese refugees have been left homeless after a fire swept through two United Nations-run camps in eastern Nepal, government and U.N. officials have said.

Europe should help Italy cope with a massive influx of migrants from North Africa, the U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday, as fears mounted of a deeper crisis with the possible arrival of waves of refugees from Libya.

Libyans increasingly lack access to medical care and life-saving drugs, and food prices are rocketing as the conflict deepens, aid agencies said on Tuesday. Most of Libya remains off limits to aid workers, who say they have sketchy information about the humanitarian situation, especially since Western air strikes began at the weekend.

Thousands of residents of Côte d’Ivoire’s commercial capital, Abidjan, have been flocking to bus stations seeking transport out of the city fearing that an all-out war is in the offing after an escalation of violence, the United Nations refugee agency reported today

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