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There were several reasons why people had to flee their homes.
Last year, for almost each second that passed, a person had to flee their home.
According to a new estimate, that's more than 31 million people — an increase from 2015.
The reasons people were displaced include natural disasters, conflict and other violence.
But internally displaced persons — or IDPs — are often trapped in their own countries. They face intense risks like sexual assault, lack of food and no proper shelter.
IDPs often don't get the same international efforts and attention as people facing other issues, despite the numbers.
But advocacy groups say recognizing why conflicts spread and investing long term, rather than focusing on just the issues at hand, would help with displacement.
U.S. Central Command said it conducted the successful mission capturing a facilitation official during an operation, with no civilian casualties.
Around 500 people had gathered for a procession from the mosque to celebrate the birth of the prophet, known as Mawlid an-Nabi.
It was known as Robin Hood's Tree, and park authorities say the iconic landmark was "deliberately felled." People have been kept from the area.
Since Sen. Dianne Feinstein's passing, hundreds in San Francisco gathered at City Hall for a memorial, leaving personal messages.
Authorities said that about 500 residents within a one-mile radius of the crash site were evacuated.
What factors have compelled millions of Venezuelans to leave their homeland and seek refugee status in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the U.S.?