8.2 Million People Newly Displaced by Conflict in 2013
More than 8 million people were newly internally displaced by conflict and violence in 2013. The situation was particularly bleak in Syria where 3.5 million people fled their homes to escape from bombings and other threats in the country shaken by civil war. On a global scale, a record total of 33 million people were internally displaced by the end of 2013, according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre.
The United Nations define internally displaced people (IDPs) as follows: Internally displaced people are “persons or groups of persons who have been forced or obliged to flee or to leave their homes or places of habitual residence, in particular as a result of or in order to avoid the effects of armed conflict, situations of generalised violence, violations of human rights or natural or human-made disasters, and who have not crossed an internationally recognised state border.”
- Refugees and IDPs - worldwide 2000-2014Refugees and IDPs - worldwide 2000-2014
- Total population of Syria 2010Total population of Syria 2010
- Refugees worldwide 2001-2014Refugees worldwide 2001-2014
- Security appliance market revenue in EMEA 2012-2013Security appliance market revenue in EMEA 2012-2013
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