Around 14.6 million new internal displacements were recorded across 127 countries and territories between January and June 2020, according to a new report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC). Conflict and violence triggered 4.8 million, primarily in Africa and the Middle East, a million more than in the first half of 2019.

The number of internally displaced people (IDPs) around the world has reached an all-time high, according to a new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), part of the Norwegian Refugee Council. This year's GRID breaks down data by conflict, violence and disasters across 145 countries.

This report is a first attempt to take comprehensive stock of the disaster displacement data that is collected and published at the global level, and it reveals a number of inconsistencies. These include who is defined as displaced and no longer displaced, and which events and phenomena trigger the collection of data – and which do not.

Conflict and disasters displaced 30.6 million people within their own countries last year, according to a new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

15,000 people displaced every day inside African countries, according to new IDMC report. IDMC's director calls on the development sector to join humanitarians in preventing and reducing internal displacement and finding long-term solutions for the millions of people affected.

India is among top three Asian nations after the Philippines and China where large number of people have been displaced due to disasters as 19.3 million people were displaced globally last year alone, according to the latest estimates released by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC). 

The report forecasts an increased risk of global displacement caused by disasters, and calls for a stronger link between displacement and disaster risk reduction. It also applies the concept of risk to disaster-related displacement while quantifying human displacement risk around the world.