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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.

2014 | Overview

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Ethno-political agendas still prolonging displacement

Ethnic divisions are still prolonging internal displacement in Bosnia and Herzegovina nearly twenty years after the war ended despite massive international assistance over that period.

2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

Written statement to the UPR pre-session: Internal displacement in Bosnia and Herzegovina

IDMC's written statement to the UPR pre-session on Bosnia and Herzegovina, highlighting outstanding protection needs of IDPs in protracted displacement with recommendations to the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

2014 | Overview

Azerbaijan: After more than 20 years, IDPs still urgently need policies to support full integration

IDMC explains how IDPs in Azerbaijan are blocked from full integration because displacement is still largely considered 'temporary' two decades after the conflict.

2013 | Overview

Integration stalled

Limited resources, reduced donor interest and the intractable nature of the Serbia-Kosovo dispute continue to present obstacles to long-term solutions for many IDPs

2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

Submission to the European Commission on Bosnia and Herzegovina (supplement to information submitted on 21 May 2014)

IDMC’s submission to the European Commission on Bosnia and Herzegovina, supplementary information to the May 2014 submission including displacement as a result of floods and landslides

2014 | Blog Post

Floods cause new displacement in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Severe flooding and landslides have caused over two billion euros in damages in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Losses have resulted in heightened vulnerability of IDPs, returnees and Roma.

2013 | Blog Post

IDPs don’t disappear, but the attention paid to them does

IDMC Senior Country Analyst reports on lesser known internal displacement crises Learn about her experiences of the North Caucasus, where thousands of people have been trapped in displacement for over 15 years.

2014 | Publication

Global Overview 2014: people internally displaced by conflict and violence

IDMC's flagship report reveals 33.3 million internally displaced by conflict in 2013, a record high for the second year.

2009 | Publication

Protracted internal displacement in Europe: current trends and ways forward

IDMC report explores 15 years of protracted displacement in Europe, reviews current trends and outlines ways forward.

Latest from Europe the Caucasus and Central Asia

Ukraine: Translating IDPs' protection into legislative action
19 December 2016 |Ukraine |Publication
Displacement figures in Ukraine fail to reflect a complex reality
03 September 2015 |Ukraine |Briefing Paper
Global Estimates 2015: People displaced by disasters
20 July 2015 |Sudan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, India, Bangladesh, Philippines, Burundi, Central African Republic |Publication
CERD Submission Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015
15 April 2015 |Bosnia and Herzegovina |Human Rights Mechanism
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Ethno-political agendas still prolonging displacement
19 November 2014 |Bosnia and Herzegovina |Overview

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Global Estimates 2015: People displaced by disasters

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