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26 Oct 2009 description

Regional Displacement Summary

At the end of September 2009, there were 10,188,709 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in 10 out of 18 countries in the East and Central Africa region. This represents a net increase of 1,084,383 IDPs within the last six months.

Countries with ongoing massive internal displacements include the Democratic Republic of Congo (2.12 million), Sudan (4 million) and Somalia (1.55 million).

18 May 2009 description

(Nairobi/New York, 18 May 2009): The combined number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in 16 countries in Central and East Africa now exceeds 11 million, up from 10.9 million in December 2008.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Somalia and Sudan continue to be the countries with the largest IDP populations. Sudan has over 4 million IDPs, the DRC and Somalia have over 1.3 million IDPs each.

Chad, Kenya, Sudan and Tanzania continue to host the largest number of refugees in the region.

31 Mar 2009 description

Quarterly Round-up

- At the end of March 2009, 10 countries in the East and Central African region reported a combined total of 9,144,326 internally displaced persons (IDPs). This is a net increase of 21,754 IDPs compared to December 2008.

- Sixteen countries reported a combined total of 1,870,318 refugees at the end of March 2009. This is a net increase of 20,066 compared to December 2008.

- The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Somalia and Sudan continue to be the countries with the largest IDP populations.

19 Feb 2008 description

Major Findings

As of the end of December 2007, there were an estimated 9.7 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Central and East Africa (CEA) region(1).