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Measuring the costs of internal displacement: Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia

Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the most people living in internal displacement associated with conflict or violence, with nearly 16.5 million at the end of 2018. It is where most new displacement associated with conflict and violence occurred in 2018. Disasters also led to more than 2.5 million new displacements in 2018, a historical record.

This report presents estimates of the economic impacts of internal displacement on displaced people and host communities in Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. These estimates are based on the first standard survey developed to measure the financial consequences of internal displacement on livelihoods, housing, health, education and security.

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