June
25
2018
Author
UNHCR
Global Trends: Forced Displacement in 2017

The levels of new displacements in 2017 continued to far outstrip any returns or other solutions. During the year, 16.2 million people were newly displaced, including 4.4 million who sought
protection abroad and 11.8 million who were forced to flee but remained in their own countries.

In 2017 an average of some 44,400 people were newly displaced every day, a higher rate than seen even in 2014. At the same time, many others returned to their countries or areas of origin to try to rebuild their lives, including 4.2 million internally displaced people (IDPs) and at least 667,400 refugees.