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UN Report on Internal Migration: Relevance

  • GS 2: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.


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UN Report on Internal Migration: Context

  • Recently, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has released a new report on internal migration titled Mid-Year Trends Report 2021.


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UN Report on Internal Migration: Key points

  • According to the report, around 50% people were internally displaced across 33 countries due to conflict and violence in the first six months of 2021.
  • The number this year is nearly 5% more than the number reported at the end of 2020.
  • The report also revealed that the trend of rising forced displacement continued into 2021, which resulted largely from internal displacement.
  • Around 40 lakh new displacements were reported by 18 countries — 50 per cent more than the people displaced during the same period in the previous year.
  • Much of the new internal displacement were in Africa, including in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Nigeria, Mozambique and Burkina Faso.
  • The lethal mix of conflict, COVID-19, poverty, food insecurity and the climate emergency has compounded the humanitarian plight of the displaced, most of whom are hosted in developing regions.


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UN Report on Internal Migration: Reasons for displacement

  • Conflict continued in Mozambique’s northern province, uprooting over 120,000 people.
  • A crisis of governance and instability in the rural areas of Burkina Faso impacted its civilians, fuelling the fastest growing internal displacement crisis.
  • Internal and cross-border mobility in the East and Horn of Africa contributed to around 6.5 million internally displaced persons (IDP).
  • Violence in Myanmar and Afghanistan also forced 217,000 and 318,500 people from their homes.
  • In Yemen, April’s heavy rains and flooding affected 7,000 people, 75% of whom were IDPs living in sub-standard conditions.
  • In Mozambique, UNHCR supported the government in developing a policy and strategy on displacement management that addresses all causes and phases of displacement, from prevention through to durable solutions.


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Internal migration meaning

  • Internal migration or domestic migration is human migration within a country.
  • Internal Migration examples: Internal migration tends to be travel for education and for economic improvement or because of a natural disaster or civil disturbance. Cross-border migration often occurs for political or economic reasons.



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