Internally Displaced People (IDPs)


Definition

Internally Displaced People (IDPs)

Data Provider: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC). The IDMC is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council, an independent, non-governmental humanitarian organisation.

Data Source: 'Global Overview 2015: People internally displaced by conflict and violence', published by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre on 6 May 2015.

Data Name: Internally Displaced People (IDPs).

Data Year: The data displayed are for 2014.

Data Periodicity: The data are updated annually.

Data Definition: The IDMC reports annually in the Global Overview on the particular challenges faced by people internally displaced by armed conflict, generalised violence or human rights violations. The figures are based on IDMC's monitoring and analysis of information available from a range of sources on internal displacement caused by armed conflict, situations of generalised violence or violations of human rights.

Situations of armed conflict include international armed conflict, and internal armed conflict. Generalised violence refers to disturbances within the country which are characterised by a serious disruption of order resulting from acts of violence such as riots, struggles between factions or against the authorities, or inter-communal violence. Human rights violations encompass failures by any state or, where applicable, relevant non-state actors, to respect their obligations under international human rights law. To produce this report, IDMC compiled data from internally displaced people themselves, governments, the UN and other international organisations, national and international NGOs, human rights organisations and media reports.

To Note: Some of the figures displayed on the global map also have prefixes at source: i.e. At least 631,00, Up to 20,000. Due to the way the map is populated we are unable to show these prefixes, but a full list of countries with their appropriate prefix is shown here.

Data Methodology: Read more on the specific methodology for this data and the full report here at the IDMC Global Overview 2015