IDMC: 12 million IDPs due to worldwide conflicts in 2017

Including 2.9 million Syrians

IDMC: 12 million IDPs due to worldwide conflicts in 2017
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Damascus (Syria News) The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) reported, on Thursday, that conflicts forces 12 million persons to leave their areas in 2017.

In its annual report, IDMC said that 30.6 million persons were displaced in 2017, including 11.8 million persons fleeing from conflicts and 18.8 million persons leaving due to catastrophes.

It also added that nearly 2.9 million Syrians left their areas in 2017, due to the ongoing conflicts in Syria, while 2300 others left due to catastrophes.

The number of IDPs was estimated at 241667 persons per month, 55769 persons per week, 7945 persons per day and 331 persons per hour.

Since the start of the conflict in Syria in 2011, the number of IDPs in Syria was estimated at 6 million IDPs till mid-2016, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA).

It is noteworthy that the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre is a leading international agency dedicated for the monitoring of worldwide displacement, and it was established by the Norwegian Refugee Council in 1998.

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