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UNHCR Mid Year Trends 2014

This report is the second of its kind, analyzing displacement trends within the first half of 2014. The figures in this report were collected from governments and UNHCR offices around the world. UNHCR introduced a new online data collection tool to enhance the organization’s capacity to collect and analyse mid-year statistical data. In addition to …

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Disaster-related displacement risk: measuring the risk and addressing its drivers

This study reflects an awareness of the need to see disasters as primarily social, rather than natural, phenomena. This view acknowledges the fact that humans can act and take decisions to reduce the likelihood of a disaster occurring or, at the very least, to reduce their impacts and the levels of loss and damage associated …

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Climate change, natural disasters, and human displacement: a UNHCR perspective

This report contains UNHCR’s preliminary perpsectives on the complex and evolving nexus between climate change displacement and cross-border movements within the current international framework. It addresses a range of displacement scenarios and challenges, including the case of ‘sinking’ small island states and refugee movements provoked by armed conflict rooted in environmental factors. In addition, this …

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Zaatari: The Instant City

Affordable Housing Institute (AHI) published a report on Al Zaatari Refugee Camp in Mafraq Governate, Jordan. The camp has become the second largest refugee camp in the world and the fourth largest city in Jordan.   Though considered to be a temporary settlement, Zaatari is one of the largest and fastest-growing cities in Jordan, housing more than 120,000 …

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People affected by conflict: Humanitarian needs in numbers

A report summarizing findings on people affected by conflict (PAC) from a collection of 2012 CE-DAT surveys. In 2012, we estimate that more than 172 million people were affected by conflict worldwide. Of this total, 149 million or 87% were conflict-affected residents (CARs). Internally displaced persons (IDPs) accounted for another 18 million and refugees for five …

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