23 March 2011

Internal Displacement Report

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) has just launched its latest annual report, Internal Displacement: Global Overview of Trends and Developments in 2010. This "summary of the humanitarian and human rights situations of people internally displaced by conflict and violence...offers detailed figures and global, regional and national analysis of the more than 50 displacement situations which IDMC monitors."

According to the report, the total figure for people displaced within their own countries is now up to 27.5 million. However, while displacement continued to rise in the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, it declined in Africa. This factsheet provides more figures and trends.

The focus of the report is on people displaced by conflict and violence. This year, though, the report includes a brief chapter on "internal displacement and natural disasters."

Previous editions are available via IDMC's publications pages.

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