06 May 2015

News: 2015 Edition of Global Overview on Internal Displacement

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) has just released a new edition of its annual report: Global Overview 2015: People Internally Displaced by Conflict and Violence.

Some main findings include:

- "As of the end of 2014, 38 million people around the world had been forced to flee their homes by armed conflict and generalised violence, and were living in displacement within the borders of their own country." 

- "Eleven million people were newly displaced during the year, the equivalent of 30,000 people fleeing a day."

- "The majority of the increase in new displacement since last year is the result of the protracted crises in Iraq, South Sudan, Syria, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Nigeria. These five countries accounted for 60% of new displacement worldwide."

See this IRIN news story for more key trends.

Previous editions of the Global Overview can be retrieved via my forced migration research guide.

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