Norwegian Refugee Council
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According to a new report by the Norwegian Refugee Council, around the world, people are sixty percent more likely to be displaced by a natural disaster than four decades ago.
Scores of families have fled their homes in Guerrero, becoming "internally displaced" in the violent conflict over the state's poppy trade. But officials say the midterm summer elections will still go on.
According to the Norwegian Refugee Council, 22 million people were driven from their homes in 2013 due to natural disasters — three times the number displaced by war and twice as many dislodged by extreme weather in the 1970s.