UNHCR statistical yearbook 2014

This report highlights that by end-2014, 59.5 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, generalised violence, or human rights violations. This is 8.3 million persons more than the previous year (51.2 million). An estimated 13.9 million individuals were newly displaced due to conflict or persecution in 2014. This includes 11.0 million persons newly displaced within the borders of their own country. The other 2.9 million individuals were new refugees. During 2014, conflict and persecution forced an average of 42,500 individuals per day to leave their home and seek protection elsewhere, either within the borders of their own country or in other countries. This compares to 32,200 per day in 2013, 23,400 in 2012, 14,200 in 2011, and 10,900 in 2010.

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