Niger - Internally displaced persons

Internally displaced persons, new displacement associated with conflict and violence (number of cases)

Definition: Internally displaced persons are defined according to the 1998 Guiding Principles (http://www.internal-displacement.org/publications/1998/ocha-guiding-principles-on-internal-displacement) as people or groups of people who have been forced or obliged to flee or to leave their homes or places of habitual residence, in particular as a result of armed conflict, or to avoid the effects of armed conflict, situations of generalized violence, violations of human rights, or natural or human-made disasters and who have not crossed an international border. "New Displacement" refers to the number of new cases or incidents of displacement recorded over the specified year, rather than the number of people displaced. This is done because people may have been displaced more than once.

Source: The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (http://www.internal-displacement.org/)

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Year Value
2015 46,988
2016 166,012

Internally displaced persons, new displacement associated with disasters (number of cases)

Internally displaced persons, new displacement associated with disasters (number of cases) in Niger was 46,000 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 8 years was 540,000 in 2012, while its lowest value was 4,300 in 2008.

Definition: Internally displaced persons are defined according to the 1998 Guiding Principles (http://www.internal-displacement.org/publications/1998/ocha-guiding-principles-on-internal-displacement) as people or groups of people who have been forced or obliged to flee or to leave their homes or places of habitual residence, in particular as a result of armed conflict, or to avoid the effects of armed conflict, situations of generalized violence, violations of human rights, or natural or human-made disasters and who have not crossed an international border. "New Displacement" refers to the number of new cases or incidents of displacement recorded over the specified year, rather than the number of people displaced. This is done because people may have been displaced more than once.

Source: The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (http://www.internal-displacement.org/)

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Year Value
2008 4,300
2009 5,560
2010 205,355
2011 28,175
2012 540,000
2013 200,961
2014 47,484
2015 38,321
2016 46,000

Internally displaced persons, total displaced by conflict and violence (number of people)

The value for Internally displaced persons, total displaced by conflict and violence (number of people) in Niger was 136,069 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 7 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 152,926 in 2015 and a minimum value of 11,000 in 2009.

Definition: Internally displaced persons are defined according to the 1998 Guiding Principles (http://www.internal-displacement.org/publications/1998/ocha-guiding-principles-on-internal-displacement) as people or groups of people who have been forced or obliged to flee or to leave their homes or places of habitual residence, in particular as a result of armed conflict, or to avoid the effects of armed conflict, situations of generalized violence, violations of human rights, or natural or human-made disasters and who have not crossed an international border. “People displaced” refers to the number of people living in displacement as of the end of each year, and reflects the stock of people displaced at the end of the previous year, plus inflows of new cases arriving over the year as well as births over the year to those displaced, minus outflows which may include returnees, those who settled elsewhere, those who integrated locally, those who travelled over borders, and deaths.

Source: The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (http://www.internal-displacement.org/)

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Year Value
2009 11,000
2010 11,000
2011 11,000
2012 11,000
2013 11,000
2014 11,000
2015 152,926
2016 136,069

Classification

Topic: Public Sector Indicators

Sub-Topic: Conflict & fragility