Internal displacement; global trends in conflict induced displacement

30 September 2009 Nina Birkeland

At the end of 2008, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) found that the number of people internally displaced by conflict, generalised violence or human rights violations stood at a ten-year high of 26 million worldwide. This article presents the findings of the IDMC's latest survey on trends in internal displacement, challenges faced by displaced populations, and measures taken to address these.

About the author

Nina Birkeland
Jefa del Departamento de Vigilancia y Defensa de los Derechos en el Centro de Vigilancia de los Desplazamientos Internos del Consejo Noruego de Refugiados.