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Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID), 2019 released

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Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID), 2019 released

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I – Society & GS-III – Disaster; Conflicts/Terrorism

In News:

  • Recently,  the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre released its annual report on  internal displacement  of people

Key takeaways:

  • According to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre’s (IDMC) annual report, around 50 million people worldwide were internally displaced in 2019. 
  • The causes of displacement were conflict or disaster, with coronavirus posing a new threat. 
  • Around 33 million new displacements were recorded in 2019, the highest annual figure since 2012.
  • The IDMC calls on governments to work towards solving conflicts like the civil war in Syria. 
  • It also highlights conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen, and Afghanistan.

Important value additions:

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)

  • It is the world’s authoritative source  of data and analysis on internal displacement.
  • It is based in Geneva, Switzerland
  • It was established in 1998 as part of the Norwegian Refugee Council, a humanitarian, non-governmental organisation.
  • The Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID) is the annual flagship report of IDMC. 
Daily Current Affairs IAS | UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam – 1st MAY 2020

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Daily Current Affairs IAS | UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam – 1st MAY 2020

Daily Current Affairs IAS | UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam – 1st MAY 2020

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