Displacement increased by 1.4 million in region
The number of people displaced in the region has increased by 14 per cent in the last six months. By the end of September 2014, the total number of people displaced was 11,433,752 in Burundi, (eastern) Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Of the total displaced population, 2,467,547 are refugees while 8,966,205 are internally displaced persons (IDPs) and people severely affected by conflict.
The total IDP population in the region has increased by 15 per cent (1,360,460 people) over the last six months. The four countries with the highest number of people internally displaced or severely affected by conflict are eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (2.7 million people), Somalia (1.1 million people), South Sudan (1.4 million people) and Sudan (2.9 million people).
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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