In 2016, 31.1 million people were displaced by conflict and violence within their own borders. This brings the number of conflict-led IDPs to 40.3 million, while millions more were displaced by natural disasters.
Nearly three years after the start of the conflict, the security situation in eastern Ukraine remains tense. About 3.1 million people need help, and across Ukraine people continue to experience the consequences of conflict.
Among those displaced by conflict or
uprooted by disaster are tens of millions of women and adolescent girls. The State of World Population 2015 is a call to action to meet their needs and ensure their rights.
A family of Ukrainians return to their home area in eastern Ukraine, after receiving aid from UNHCR.
While there has been a notable decrease in indiscriminate shelling, the shelling has not stopped,and civilians continue to live in fear. Casualties from landmines and unexploded ordnance are still considerable.