U.N.: Record 60 million fled ‘out of control’ violence in 2014

A boy holds two bottles of water as he leaves a tent at a refugee and migrant camp in the village of Moria on the northeastern Greek island of Lesvos on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. (AP)

Conflicts and violence raging around the world sent the number of people forced to flee their homes soaring to a record 60 million last year, the United Nations said Thursday.

That is 8.3 million more refugees and internally displaced people in the world than in 2013 -- the highest-ever increase in a single year, the UN refugee agency said in a report titled “World at War”.

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