War’s Human Cost: UNHCR Global Trends
|Title||War’s Human Cost: UNHCR Global Trends|
|Subtitle / Series Title||Annual global trends report by UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Number of Pages||52pp.|
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.