Research: Ukraine among leading countries on the number of IDPs

Source : 112 Ukraine

The highest number of refugees is in Yemen, Syria and Iraq. 4,8 million refugees have been registered in 2015
19:44, 11 May 2016


In 2015, 942 thousand people received the status of Internally Displaced Persons due to the military conflict in Donbas. The data has been established in the research of the Norway Refugee Council  and the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center.

Since the beginning of Donbas conflict, 1,7 million IDPs have been registered in Ukraine.

Overall, 40,8 million people in the world are considered IDPs in their countries.

8,6 million refugees were registered in 2015, half the number, 4,6 million people – in Yemen, Syria and Iraq.

These numbers do not take into account persons, who left their countries.

The highest number of refugees has been registered in Yemen: 2,2 million people left their homes as a result of a military conflict between a coalition led by Saudi Arabia and shiah rebels; 83 thousand people – due to natural disasters.

Torn by war Syria ranks second with 1,3 million refugees. There are 1,1 million IDPs in Iraq. 

Related: Pope Francis announced humanitarian action to collect funds for IDPs from Donbas

Related: 21.5 thousand of IDPs moved from occupied Crimea to the mainland

Related: Jaresko discussed the funding of IDPs with the Council of Europe representatives

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