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Internal displacement in Sub-Saharan Africa

There were 12.5 million IDPs in the 21 sub-Saharan countries that IDMC monitors as of the end of 2013, more than a third of the global total. Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Sudan had the largest populations of IDPs in Africa.

Internal Displacement in South and South-East Asia

There were 3.2 million IDPs in Asia as of the end of 2013, down 21 per cent from 4.1 million a year earlier. They fled their homes as a result of armed conflict, violence and human rights violations, and around 80 per cent were in Afghanistan, India, Myanmar and Pakistan.

Internal Displacement in Europe the Caucasus and Central Asia

There were around 2.2 million IDPs in Europe as of the end of 2013. Most fled their homes some 20 years ago to escape armed conflict, generalised violence and human rights violations in the Balkans, Caucasus, Central Asia, Cyprus and Turkey.

Internal Displacement in the Americas

There were as many as six million IDPs in the Americas as of the end of 2013, forced to flee their homes by war, violence and human rights violations. The vast majority were in Colombia, where the government put their number at nearly 5.5 million.

Internal Displacement in the Middle East and North Africa

The number of internal displaced people in the Middle East and north Africa (MENA) continued to rise sharply in 2013, reaching at least 9.1 million by the end of the year.

Internal Displacement in South and South-East Asia

There were 3.2 million IDPs in Asia as of the end of 2013, down 21 per cent from 4.1 million a year earlier. They fled their homes as a result of armed conflict, violence and human rights violations, and around 80 per cent were in Afghanistan, India, Myanmar and Pakistan.

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2015 | Publication

Global Overview 2015: People internally displaced by conflict and violence

In 2014, the total number of people internally displaced by armed conflict and violence worldwide was estimated to be 38 million people, the highest figure IDMC has ever recorded.

Colombia IDP Figures Analysis

As of December 2014 IDMC estimates that there were 6,044,200 people internally displaced in Colombia.

2015 | Blog Post

Guest blogger Elizabeth Ferris describes “the dangers of mainstreaming IDPs into oblivion”

Increasingly, international humanitarians talk about the protection of civilians, vulnerable groups, and affected populations rather than about internally displaced persons (IDPs). What dangers could this pose to IDPs?

2013 | Publication

Technical Paper: The risk of disaster-induced displacement

IDMC technical paper assessing the risk of disaster-induced displacement in select Central American and Caribbean countries.

2014 | Overview

Displacement continues despite hopes for peace

Despite the optimism surrounding the peace process in seeking to end a decades-old war, Colombia continues to suffer one of the world’s most dramatic humanitarian emergencies. As one of the countries with the largest populations of internally displaced people worldwide, roughly 300,000 people are internally displaced each year.

2013 | Blog Post

Criminal violence and internal displacement in Mexico: evidence, perception and challenges

Video presenting evidence of violence-induced internal displacement in Mexico, the ways in which both society and the government addressed it, and the challenges ahead for Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration.

2011 | Overview

Displacement due to criminal and communal violence

Instances of mass displacement have been recorded in Tamaulipas, Michoacán and Guerrero states

Latest from Americas

Global Estimates 2015: People displaced by disasters
20 July 2015 |Sudan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, India, Bangladesh, Philippines, Burundi, Central African Republic |Publication
Guest blogger Elizabeth Ferris describes “the dangers of mainstreaming IDPs into oblivion”
29 January 2015 |Colombia, Somalia, Democratic Republic of the Congo |Blog Post
IDMC’s annual flagship report reveals record breaking IDP figures for second year running
14 May 2014 |Syria, Colombia, South Sudan, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo |Blog Post
Girl, disrupted
07 March 2014 |Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Palestine |Publication
Girl, disrupted: challenges for internally displaced girls worldwide
07 March 2014 |Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Palestine |Blog Post
Displacement continues despite hopes for peace
14 January 2014 |Colombia |Overview

Latest from IDMC

Publication

Global Estimates 2015: People displaced by disasters

Sudan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, India, Bangladesh, Philippines, Burundi, Central African Republic

Blog Post

IDMC’s annual flagship report reveals record breaking IDP figures for second year running

Syria, Colombia, South Sudan, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo