Lost at home: Over 5 million people internally displaced in India in 2019

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News:United Nations(UN) Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has released the Lost at Home report.

Facts:

  • The report looks at the risks and challenges internally displaced children face and the urgent actions needed to protect them.
  • India constituted the highest number of internal displacements in 2019 followed by Philippines, Bangladesh and China.
  • Internal Displacement: It refers to the forced movement of people within the country they live in due to conflict, violence, development projects, disasters and climate change.

Additional Facts:

UNICEF:

  • It was created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1946.
  • Purpose:It is devoted to aiding national efforts to improve the health, nutrition, education, and general welfare of children.
  • Headquarters: New York, USA.
  • Reports: State of the World’s Children report.