Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

A report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva revealed a significant increase in the number of internally displaced people by 50% over the past five years.

The report said that the number of internally displaced people reached a record high of 75.9 million people at the end of 2023, compared to 71.1 million at the end of 2022.

The report showed that 68.3 million people have been displaced globally by conflict and violence, while the number displaced by natural disasters has reached 7.7 million.

The number of internally displaced people has increased by 22.6 million over the last five years, with a significant increase, especially in 2022 and 2023.

According to the report, the number of internally displaced people in Sudan reached 9.1 million, making it the largest country with a large number of internally displaced people since 2008.

“In the last two years we have observed alarming new levels of people being forced to flee their homes due to conflict and violence, even in areas where this trend has improved,” said Alexandra Belak, Director of the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre.

“Conflicts and the devastation they leave behind prevent millions from rebuilding their lives for years,” Bilak said.

Fighting in Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Gaza Strip was among the factors that led to a significant rise in the number of internally displaced people in 2023.

As of the end of 2023, the number of internally displaced people in the Gaza Strip reached 1.7 million, with another 3.4 million in a new displacement movement.

The report noted that unlike refugees who cross international borders, internally displaced persons are forced to move from one place to another within the country they reside in, which complicates their situations and exposes them to numerous challenges and difficulties.

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