With a record 55 million people uprooted within their countries by conflict or disasters and a deterioration in their living conditions, more needs to be done to address the causes of forced movement.
The Internal Displacement Index (IDI) – the first and only tool available to comprehensively measure progress in addressing the phenomenon – combines information on its impacts, the context in which it happens and governments’ efforts to resolve it. Together, these indicators give a value that helps to identify severe cases and gauge progress.
The IDI report shows that advances are not equally distributed around the world. Europe and Central Asia have the best results, followed by the Americas, East Asia and the Pacific, and South Asia. Sub- Saharan Africa and the Middle East and North Africa regions have results below the global average. More than 27 million IDPs live in countries with IDI values below the average.