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At least 37 million displaced by America's two-decade 'war on terror': Report

Tens of millions of people have been displaced as a direct result of the United States' so-called "war on terror", a report by Brown University has found.

A 30-page report released by the university's Costs of War project on Tuesday claimed that at least 37 million people, mostly civilians, had been displaced from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, the Philippines, Libya and Syria - countries largely targeted by America's two-decade "war on terror".

The study said "the scale of displacement across the eight countries surveyed likely reaches levels only seen in the second world war".

According to the Brown report, the figure was a conservative estimate and the real number could range between 48 million and 59 million.

"US involvement in these countries has been horrifically catastrophic, horrifically damaging in ways that I don't think that most people in the United States, in many ways myself included, have grappled with or reckoned with in even the slightest terms," David Vine, a professor of anthropology at Washington's American University and lead author of the report, told the New York Times

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I also think that the numbers here are suspiciously low.

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