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Internally Displaced Persons, 2005

Table includes countries in which persecution, armed conflict, or widespread violence has internally displaced the largest numbers of civilians. Although internally displaced persons share many characteristics with refugees, they are not protected by international refugee law because they remain inside their own countries.

Country Number
Sudan 5,335,000
Colombia 2,900,000
Uganda 1,740,500
Congo, Dem. Rep. of 1,664,000
Iraq 1,300,000
India 600,000
Zimbabwe 569,700
Azerbaijan 558,400
Myanmar 540,000
Côte d'Ivoire 500,000
Algeria 400,000–600,000
Kenya 381,900
Somalia 370,000
Turkey 355,800–1,000,000
Indonesia 342,000–600,000
Sri Lanka 341,200
Russia 265,000
Lebanon 250,000
Serbia and Montenegro 247,400–273,400
Georgia 240,000
Central African Republic 200,000
Nigeria 200,000
Bosnia and Herzegovina 183,400
Jordan 160,000
Afghanistan 153,200–200,000
Cyprus 150,000
Ethiopia 150,000
Source: World Refugee Survey, 2006, U.S. Committee on Refugees.

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