IDMC publishes mid-year figures in September, which reveal the most significant new displacement recorded in the first half of the year. The 2018 report showed 5.2 million new internal displacements associated with conflict and violence took place between January to June, (based on the analysis of data from the 10 worst-affected countries). Ethiopia surpassed both Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
An additional 3.3 million displacements associated with disasters were recorded. East Africa accounted for five of the 10 most significant disaster events, due to flooding in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and Uganda, and drought in Somalia. Monsoon flooding in India, however, caused the most significant displacement, affecting over 370,000 people.
Read the press release here.