Mexico

Country Information

Source
Population UN Population Division (as of 2016)
Number of IDPs (Conflict and violence) IDMC (as of 2016)
New displacements (Conflict and violence) IDMC (as of 2016)
New displacements (Disasters) IDMC (as of 2016)
Refugees UNHCR (as of 2015)

Conflict and violence displacement figures

Latest GRID confidence assessment

Displacement type IDPs (Stock) New Displacement (Flow)
Reporting units People
Households
People
Households
Methodology Key Informants
Media Monitoring
Unknown
Key Informants
Media Monitoring
Unknown
Geographical disaggregation Admin 2 or more Admin 2 or more
Geographical coverage No No
Frequency of reporting Unknown Unknown
Disaggregation on sex No No
Disaggregation on age No No
Data triangulation No Triangulation No Triangulation
Data on settlement elsewhere No No
Data on returns No No
Data on local integration No No
Data on deaths No No
Data on births No No

Latest GRID figures analysis

This estimate is based on a preview of a forthcoming report prepared by the Mexican Commission for the Defense and Protection of Human Rights.  It is worth noting that since the Government of Mexico doesn’t officially recognize the phenomenon of internal displacement, estimates relative to population movements have historically been challenging to produce and can vary signifcantly from source to source. For the past years, IDMC has been working in close collaboration with experts and leading authorities on the question of crime-induced displacement in Mexico.

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Latest GRID stock figure by year of data update

Disaster displacement figures

New displacements

Events timeline