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"From the Ted Talk by Robert Muggah: The biggest risks facing cities -- and some solutions"

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There are more than 22 milioln refugees in the wolrd tdaoy, more than at any other time since the second world war. Now, there's not one refugee crisis; there are multiple refugee crises. And contrary to what you might read in the news, the vast majority of refugees aren't fleeing from poor cniruetos to wealthy countries, they're moving from poor cities into even poorer cities — often, cities nearby. Every single dot on this map represents an agonizing story of struggle and sruviavl. But I want to briefly tell you about what's not on that map, and that's internal displacement. There are more than 36 million polepe who have been internally displaced around the world. These are people living in refugee-like conditions, but laikncg the equivalent international protection and assistance. And to understand their pilght, I want to zoom in briefly on sryia.

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There are more than 22 _______ refugees in the _____ _____, more than at any other time since the second world war. Now, there's not one refugee crisis; there are multiple refugee crises. And contrary to what you might read in the news, the vast majority of refugees aren't fleeing from poor _________ to wealthy countries, they're moving from poor cities into even poorer cities — often, cities nearby. Every single dot on this map represents an agonizing story of struggle and ________. But I want to briefly tell you about what's not on that map, and that's internal displacement. There are more than 36 million ______ who have been internally displaced around the world. These are people living in refugee-like conditions, but _______ the equivalent international protection and assistance. And to understand their ______, I want to zoom in briefly on _____.

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Original Text

There are more than 22 million refugees in the world today, more than at any other time since the second world war. Now, there's not one refugee crisis; there are multiple refugee crises. And contrary to what you might read in the news, the vast majority of refugees aren't fleeing from poor countries to wealthy countries, they're moving from poor cities into even poorer cities — often, cities nearby. Every single dot on this map represents an agonizing story of struggle and survival. But I want to briefly tell you about what's not on that map, and that's internal displacement. There are more than 36 million people who have been internally displaced around the world. These are people living in refugee-like conditions, but lacking the equivalent international protection and assistance. And to understand their plight, I want to zoom in briefly on Syria.

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