Somalia Fact Sheet - September 2013
Somalia is the country generating the second highest number of refugees in the world (Afghanistan is the highest).
UNHCR leads protection and emergency relief interventions targeting 700,000 IDPs out of a total IDP population estimated at 1.1 million and over 2,300 refugees in Somalia.
As at September 11, 2013, there were 998, 335 Somali refugees in the region; mainly hosted in Kenya, Yemen, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Tanzania and Uganda and over 1.1 million Somalis internally displaced within the country, settled mainly in the South-Central region.
Over 21,195 Somalis have so far sought refuge in neighboring countries in 2013. In the month of August, 9,200 movements were reported in different areas in Somalia due to cross-border movements, IDP eviction, forced return, insecurity, lack of livelihood and clan conflict.