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Turkey: Internal displacement in brief

There were estimated to be more than 954,000 IDPs in Turkey as of the end of 2013.

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Sudan: Internal displacement in brief

At least 470,000 people were newly displaced in Sudan in 2013.

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Liberia: Internal displacement in brief

Liberia’s civil war forced some 500,000 people to flee their homes between 1989 and 2003.

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Kenya: Internal displacement in brief

Since its independence, Kenya has experienced numerous waves of internal displacement caused by generalised violence, disasters and development projects.

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Indonesia: Internal displacement in brief

There is no reliable figure for the number of IDPs in Indonesia, but based on information from government agencies, international NGOs and civil society organisations, it was estimated that there were 90,000 IDPs as of the end of 2013.

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Palestine: Internal displacement in brief

IDMC estimates that there were at least 146,000 IDPs in Palestine as of the end of 2013, some of whom fled their homes as long ago as 1967.

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Mexico: Internal displacement in brief

Public census results correlated with data on homicides and criminality show a strong causal relationship between violence and internal displacement in Mexico.

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Internal Displacement in Europe the Caucasus and Central Asia

There were around 2.2 million IDPs in Europe as of the end of 2013. Most fled their homes some 20 years ago to escape armed conflict, generalised violence and human rights violations in the Balkans, Caucasus, Central Asia, Cyprus and Turkey.

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Internal Displacement in the Middle East and North Africa

The number of internal displaced people in the Middle East and north Africa (MENA) continued to rise sharply in 2013, reaching at least 9.1 million by the end of the year.

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Quarterly Update October - December 2013

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) between 1 April and 30 June 2013

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Afghanistan: Internal displacement in brief

The number of IDPs in Afghanistan continued to rise significantly in 2013, against a backdrop of armed conflict, pervasive violence and abuses by non-state armed groups

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South Sudan: Internal displacement in brief

There were at least 383,000 people displaced by violence and human rights violations in South Sudan as of the end of 2013.

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Philippines: Internal displacement in brief

Armed conflict between the government and non-state armed groups continued to cause internal displacement in the Philippines in 2013, as did clan-related violence.

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Kosovo: Internal displacement in brief

There were around 17,300 people internally displaced by conflict in Kosovo as of the end of 2013, according to UNHCR estimates.

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Iraq: Internal displacement in brief

Up to 2.1 million people were displaced in Iraq and unable to achieve durable solutions as of 2013.

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Syria: Internal displacement in brief

By the end of 2013, Syria’s internal displacement crisis had become the largest in the world.

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Internal displacement in Sub-Saharan Africa

There were 12.5 million IDPs in the 21 sub-Saharan countries that IDMC monitors as of the end of 2013, more than a third of the global total. Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Sudan had the largest populations of IDPs in Africa.

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Armenia: Internal displacement in brief

Most IDPs returned to their homes following the conflict, but a survey reported that some still had not returned to border areas because of the insecurity and the poor economic conditions

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Internal displacement in brief

There were around 103,000 IDPs in Bosnia and Herzegovina as of the end of 2013, according to government figures.

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Central African Republic: Internal displacement in brief

Profiling exercises carried out in the areas of Kabo and Bamingui-Bangoran revealed that the majority of IDPs surveyed would prefer not to return to their places of origin

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Zimbabwe: Internal displacement in brief

There was no information on the number of IDPs in Zimbabwe in 2013. In the absence of a comprehensive survey, the only figures available are estimates based on past needs assessments.

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Uganda: Internal displacement in brief

Attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the government’s strategy of forcibly relocating civilians in displacement camps caused large-scale displacement in northern Uganda in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

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Nigeria: Internal displacement in brief

The Islamist armed group Boko Haram carried out an increasing number of brutal attacks during 2013, which triggered significant new displacement in north-eastern Nigeria.

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Myanmar: Internal displacement in brief

Protracted armed conflict between ethnic non-state armed groups (NSAGs) and government forces has caused internal displacement in Myanmar for more than 50 years.

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