37 million people displaced by global war on terror: report

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Brown University's Costs of War project estimated in a new report Tuesday that 37 million people have been displaced in the nearly 20 years since former President George W. Bush declared a "global war on terror."
Brown University's "Costs of War" project estimated in a new report Tuesday that 37 million people have been displaced in the nearly 20 years since former President George W. Bush declared a "global war on terror."

The authors said the figure is "a very conservative estimate," and the number could actually be in the range of 48-59 million.

Iraq has the most displaced people, with 9.2 million who had to flee their homes, according to the study. Millions of citizens in Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Libya were also displaced.

The number of people displaced by the war on terror exceeds every other conflict since 1900, except for World War II.

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