A new report compiled by the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre says that the number of people who fled their homes and sought shelter within their own countries hit a record high of close to 60 million by the end of last year. Reuters reports that the report, which does not count refugees although there is often a correlation between internal and cross-border trends, revealed that in total, 59.1 million people were living in displaced conditions at the end of last year compared with 55 million people in 2020. The countries with the highest numbers of displaced people were Syria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Colombia, Afghanistan, and Yemen.