Internally Displaced Persons, 2005
Updated July 10, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
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.
|Congo, Dem. Rep. of||1,664,000|
|Serbia and Montenegro||247,400–273,400|
|Central African Republic||200,000|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||183,400|
Source: World Refugee Survey, 2006, U.S. Committee on Refugees.
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