SUDDEN ONSET DISASTERS TO MAKE 14 MILLION PEOPLE HOMELESS EVERY YEAR
13 October 2017 – Research findings released today on International Day for Disaster Reduction forecast a continued rise in homelessness among people in the world’s most disaster prone countries unless significant progress is made in managing disaster risk.
Tens of thousands of Syrians are stuck in no man’s land in between Jordan and Syria and their situation is far beyond desperate. They live, or rather survive, in the berm, a strip of land between two man-made barriers of sand, a rocky desert with no vegetation, no water and one of the harshest climates on earth. Only a few outsiders have ever had the chance to visit it.
Antigua and Barbuda
CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT
About 1,400 new displacements between 7 and 8 September
New study presents key findings to address displacement risk and impacts in the Greater Horn of Africa
Tuesday 26 September 2017 (Geneva/Mombasa)
Number of people displaced by conflict as of 31 December 2016: Less than 257,000
New displacements associated with conflict in 2016: More than 6,000
Notes and caveats
Number of people displaced by conflict as of 31 December 2016
Primary source: Our figures analysis for Guatemala last year quoted 1997 figures from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) as the main source for determining that 242,000 people had been displaced during the 1960 to 1996 civil war.