Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

At Least 38 Million Have Been Displaced by Post-9/11 Wars Waged by U.S: Report

BY Newsweek

At least 38 million people have been displaced from their homes due to the wars waged by the U.S. since 2001, according to a new report.

Millions have fled airstrikes, bombings, drone attacks and for other reasons during wars the U.S. military has launched or participated in since former president George W. Bush declared a global war on terror in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, according to a recently updated report by David Vine, a professor of anthropology at American University in Washington, D.C., and several of his students for Brown University’s Costs of War 2020 project .

Some have left after their homes were destroyed and livelihoods threatened, while others escaped forced evictions, death threats, and large-scale ethnic cleansing, the report said.

An update to the report in August 2021 estimates that at least 38 million people in and from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, the Philippines, Libya and Syria have become refugees or been internally displaced within their own country.


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