Mexico: Internal displacement in brief

Public census results correlated with data on homicides and criminality show a strong causal relationship between violence and internal displacement in Mexico.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Honduras: Internal displacement in brief

Criminal violence by local gangs and transnational drug trafficking organisations have forced at least 17,000 people to flee their homes in Honduras in recent years, according to civil society monitors.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Peru: Internal displacement in brief

Peru’s internal armed conflict in the 1980s and 1990s displaced around 500,000 people, according to the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

31 December 2013 | Summary

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.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Guatemala: Internal displacement in brief

The conflict ended in 1996 and left between 500,000 and 1.5 million people internally displaced, with many in the shanty towns of the capital Guatemala City

31 December 2011 | Summary


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