Report: UNHCR Global Trends 2013 – War’s Human Cost

Report: UNHCR Global Trends 2013 – War’s Human Cost
June 2013 52 pages
By end-2013, 51.2 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, generalized violence, or human rights violations. Some 16.7 million persons were refugees: 11.7 million under UNHCR’s mandate and 5.0 million Palestinian refugees registered by UNRWA. The global figure included 33.3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) (1) and close to 1.2 million asylum-seekers. If these 51.2 million persons were a nation, they would make up the 26th largest in the world.
[Editor’s Note: the report does not address the status or challenges associated with immunization of forcibly displaced persons]