Disasters, conflicts triggered 5 mln displacements in India in 2019

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News: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) released report titled ‘The Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID 2020)

Facts:

  • GRID provides data and analysis on internal displacement. It breaks down internal displacement data by conflict, violence and disasters across 145 countries.

GRID 2020- Key takeaways:

  • Global: 45.7 million people were internally displaced as a result of conflict and violence. 5.1 million were displaced because of disasters.
  • India: Nearly 5 million people were displaced in India in 2019 — the highest in the world. Displacements in India were due to increased hazard intensity, high population and social and economic vulnerability