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What happened to people displaced by the Second World War?

The Second World War ended in 1945, but the consequences continued for many years afterwards. 

One of the largest of these was the continued displacement of millions of people.

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In Europe alone it is estimated as many as 65 million people were forced from their homes by the war including those used as slave labour by the Nazis, ex-Prisoners of War, and the millions of citizens whose homes had been bombed and shelled and who had fled advancing armies.

In 1943 United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) was founded to “plan, co-ordinate, administer… measures for the relief of victims of war in any area under the…

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