Internally Displaced Persons, 2006
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||1,100,000|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||180,000|
|Central African Republic||150,000|
|Principal Sources of Refugees, 2005||Worldwide Conflicts and Wars||Internally Displaced Persons, 2005|