In a written statement from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), it was stated that the report of the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) discussed the internal displacement figures in 2022.
The statement noted that this figure is the “highest internal displacement” ever reported, pointing out that this includes the volume of new displacements and repeated displacements.
In the report, it was stated that conflict and violence triggered 28.3 million displacements and that 60 percent of this figure was Ukraine.
In the report, which recorded that millions of people are displaced every year due to disasters, it was emphasized that natural disasters, including floods in Pakistan and Typhoon Noru in the Philippines, caused 32.6 million internal displacements last year.
In the report, it is stated that natural disasters are experienced more frequently in the context of climate change and that these numbers are expected to increase as their duration and intensity increase. also stated.
“We must step up our joint efforts on climate action”
Commenting on the report, IOM Director-General Antonio Vitorino pointed to the continuing trend of large-scale disasters causing significant loss of life, destruction of homes and livelihoods and new displacement.
“It is more important than ever to increase our joint efforts on climate action and invest in safe and orderly routes of migration. In order to identify the needs of people displaced by conflict, violence and disasters, and to ensure that humanitarian aid and basic services reach those who need it most in a timely manner,” Vitorino said. is of great importance.” used the phrases.
The IDMC’s 2023 report also highlighted food insecurity as a potential barrier to solutions for internal displacement.