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Refugees

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0931912.html

Internally Displaced Persons, 2005

Table includes countries in which persecution, armed conflict, or widespread violence has internally displaced the largest numbers of civilians. Although internally displaced persons share many characteristics with refugees, they are not protected by international refugee law because they remain inside their own countries.

Country

Number

Sudan

5,335,000

Colombia

2,900,000

Uganda

1,740,500

Congo, Dem. Rep. of

1,664,000

Iraq

1,300,000

India

600,000

Zimbabwe

569,700

Azerbaijan

558,400

Myanmar

540,000

Côte d'Ivoire

500,000

Algeria

400,000–600,000

Kenya

381,900

Somalia

370,000

Turkey

355,800–1,000,000

Indonesia

342,000–600,000

Sri Lanka

341,200

Russia

265,000

Lebanon

250,000

Serbia and Montenegro

247,400–273,400

Georgia

240,000

Central African Republic

200,000

Nigeria

200,000

Bosnia and Herzegovina

183,400

Jordan

160,000

Afghanistan

153,200–200,000

Cyprus

150,000

Ethiopia

150,000

Source: World Refugee Survey, 2006, U.S. Committee on Refugees.

 

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