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Global Report on Internal Displacement 2021

What is Internal Displacement?

Global Report on Internal Displacement 2021 describes the situation of people who have been forced to leave their homes but have not left their country.

IDPs: Those people who suffered internal displacement are referred to as internally displaced people (IDPs).

IDPs Vs Refugees: Refugees are those who cross an international border to find safety. Unlike refugees, IDPs stay within their own country.


Major Highlights of Global Report on Internal Displacement 2021

Total Internal Displacement: By the end of the 2021, more than 59 million people remained displaced in their own countries.

  • This was the highest global figure and more than double the number recorded 10 years ago.
  • But that was before the war in Ukraine, where 6.5 million people are estimated to have been internally displaced, the report noted.

Reasons for Internal Displacement:

  • Conflict, violence, disasters, climate change and economic crises were the major reasons.
  • By 2050, climate change may force more than an estimated 216 million people to move within their own countries.

Most affected regions: Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa and parts of the Americas.


Impacts of Internal Displacement


SDGs and Internal Displacement: The marginalization of IDPs constitutes a major obstacle to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Key Recommendations of the Global Report on Internal Displacement 2021


United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network.

Establishment: The UNDP was established in 1965 by the United Nations General Assembly, and became operational in January 1966.

UNDP is tasked with helping countries eliminate poverty and achieve sustainable economic growth and human development.

It is governed by the UNDP Executive Board, which is made up of representatives from 36 countries around the world who serve on a rotating basis.

Headquarters: New York, USA.

Funding: It is funded entirely by voluntary contributions from member nations.

UNDP is central to the United Nations Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG), a network that spans 165 countries and unites the 40 UN funds, programmes, specialized agencies and other bodies working to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Important Publications:

  • The Human Development Index (HDI).
  • The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI).
  • The Gender Inequality Index (GII).
  • The Gender Development Index (GDI)
  • The Human Development Report (HDR).

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