April 16, 2018
Written by GP20 Campaign partners
In 2017, 30.6 million new internal displacement associated with conflict, violence and disasters were recorded across 143 countries and territories. This is the equivalent of over 80,000 people displaced every day.
The number of new displacements associated with conflict and violence almost doubled, from 6.9 million in 2016 to 11.8 million in 2017. Syria, DRC and Iraq together accounted for more than half of the global figure.
There were 18.8 million new internal displacements associated with disasters in 135 countries and territories. Weather-related hazards triggered the vast majority, with floods accounting for 8.6 million and storms 7.5 million. China, Philippines, Cuba and the United States were the worst affected.
A total of 40 million people remained internally displaced by conflict as of the end of 2017. Of the people reported as having returned, relocated or locally integrated during the year, around 8.5 million in 23 countries may not have found truly durable solutions, and could still be displaced. Counting them would bring the global total to 48.5 million people currently displaced.
See the full report at: www.internal-displacement.org/global-report/grid2018/