Millions of people were uprooted from their homes by conflict, violence and natural disasters in the first six months of this year, research has found. The Guardian reports that nearly 15m new internal displacements were recorded in more than 120 countries between January and June by the Swiss-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. According to a report published on Wednesday, cyclones, floods, bushfires and locust infestations – among other natural disasters – accounted for the vast majority, or 9.8m displacements.