War’s Human Cost: UNHCR Global Trends

TitleWar’s Human Cost: UNHCR Global Trends
Publication TypeBook
Subtitle / Series TitleAnnual global trends report by UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Year of Publication2014
Number of Pages52pp.

The annual global trends report by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), states that even as the war in Syria continued to grind on – driving 9 million people from their homes by the end of last year – millions of individuals were forcibly displaced in other parts of the world, notably in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, Mali, and the border area between South Sudan and Sudan.


By the end of 2013, an estimated 51.2 million people worldwide were considered to be forcibly displaced due to persecution, conflict, generalized violence, or human rights violations. These included 16.7 million refugees, 33.3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs), and close to 1.2 million individuals whose asylum applications had not yet been adjudicated by the end of the reporting period.