In May 2023, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre has released a report titled-The Global Report on Internal Displacement 2023 (GRID-2023)
- The report cites that the number of people displaced by disasters rose by 40% in 2022 rather than 2021.
- 71.1 million people were living in internal displacement worldwide at the end of 2022.
- 20 per cent increase in a year and the highest number ever recorded.
- 60.9 million internal displacements, or movements, were recorded during the year.
- 60 per cent more than in 2021 and also the highest figure ever.
- The number of displacements associated with conflict and violence nearly doubled to 28.3 million.
- The war in Ukraine triggered 16.9 million, the highest figure ever recorded for any country.
- The La Niña weather phenomenon persisted for a third consecutive year, leading to record levels of flood displacement in countries including Pakistan, Nigeria and Brazil.
- It also fuelled the worst drought on record in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, triggering 2.1 million movements.
- 98% of disaster displacements in 2022 were triggered by weather-related events; floods and storms caused 6 out of 10 disaster displacements
- Pakistan had the highest number of disaster displacements in 2022, followed by China and Afghanistan, while India ranked fourth (with 2.5 million disaster displacements).