As of December 2010, the IDMC calculated a staggering 27.5 million people displaced by conflict or violence. This figure represents an increase of approximately 400,000 people since 2009.
Colombia, Sudan and Iraq--all countries in which MADRE works--are identified as the three countries with the highest numbers of internally displaced persons, with numbers in the millions. This means millions of people that are at increased risk of discrimination, lack of physical security, violations of housing, land and property rights and other violations of their human rights.
For more information on MADRE programs in areas facing displacement crises, click on the links below:
- Colombia: Building a Culture of Peace
- Colombia: Protecting Children of War
- Iraq: An Underground Railroad for Iraqi Women
- Iraq: Art Action for Peace
- Sudan: Women Farmers Unite
To read the IDMC's report in full, click here.