04 February 2019

News: UNHCR Mid-Year Trends 2018

UNHCR's latest Mid-Year Trends report looks at trends in displacement that occurred during the first half of 2018. From the introduction:

"As of 30 June 2018, UNHCR reported a total population of concern of 70.4 million people. This included 20.2 million refugees under UNHCR’s mandate, 3.2 million asylum-seekers, 124,100 returned refugees, 39.7 million internally displaced people (IDPs), 2.5 million returned IDPs and 3.9 million stateless people. During the first half of 2018, UNHCR offices reported that at least 5.2 million people were newly displaced. Some 3.7 million were displaced within their own country, while 1.4 million were displaced across international borders, the vast majority remaining in neighbouring countries. This number of new displacements is compared with the 3.2 million newly displaced in the first half of 2016 and the 6.5 million in that of 2017."

Statistical tables are available separately as a .zip file.

Past Mid-Year Trends reports are available here.

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