Record Number of Internally Displaced Persons

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A record 33.3 million people around the world had been internally displaced by conflict at the end of 2013—that’s 4.5 million more than 2012, an international report said this week. (Reuters)

Use our mapping resources to better understand internally displaced people, refugees, and asylum-seekers.

At least 6.5 million Syrians have been driven from their homes and communities by the 3-year-long civil war. There are more internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Syria than anywhere else in the world. Map by Jerome Cookson, National Geographic

At least 6.5 million Syrians have been driven from their homes and communities by the 3-year-long civil war. There are more internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Syria than anywhere else in the world. Millions more have fled to neighboring countries,.
Map by Jerome Cookson, National Geographic

Discussion Ideas

 

  • The Reuters article says that the 33.3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) fled conflict. Why else would people flee their homes and communities?
    • Natural hazards, such as drought, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, wildfires, or flooding.
    • Accidents or man-made hazards, such as factory fires, mine disasters, or contaminated water.

 

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