Syrian Arab Republic - Internally displaced persons

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

The value for Internally displaced persons, new displacement associated with conflict and violence (number of cases) in Syrian Arab Republic was 824,295 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 5 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 3,500,000 in 2013 and a minimum value of 156,000 in 2011.

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
2011 156,000
2012 2,400,000
2013 3,500,000
2014 1,100,000
2015 1,300,000
2016 824,295

Internally displaced persons, new displacement associated with disasters (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
2014 2,338

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 Syrian Arab Republic was 6,325,978 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 7 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 7,600,000 in 2014 and a minimum value of 433,000 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 433,000
2010 433,000
2011 600,000
2012 3,000,000
2013 6,500,000
2014 7,600,000
2015 6,600,000
2016 6,325,978

Classification

Topic: Public Sector Indicators

Sub-Topic: Conflict & fragility