2016 Africa Report on Internal Displacement

Author: 
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
Publisher: 
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
Status: 
Free
Year of Publication: 
2016

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The Africa Report on Internal Displacement, launched with the support from the African Union and the Norwegian Refugee Council, is the first IDMC’s report focusing on a single continent. The report expands on data and analysis available in our annual Global Report on Internal Displacement including new figures from the first half of 2016.

In 2015 alone, conflict, violence and rapid-onset disasters caused 3.5 million new displacements in the continent.

  • 2.4 million internal displacements were caused by conflict and violence, making Africa second only to the Middle East for violence as a cause of flight.
  • 1.1 million displacements were caused by rapid-onset disasters, a million caused by flooding alone.