An International Displacement Monitoring Center announced that the number of displaced people around the world has risen by more than 15 million in 127 countries. In his annual report, he said that about 5 million new displacements were recorded.
The center, based in Geneva, added that these displacement cases took place in the countries of the Middle East and Africa. According to the report, the largest increase in the number of displaced persons was recorded in Syria, reaching 1.5 million displaced persons.
More than a billion people face displacement within 30 years from now, as the climate crisis and rapid population growth lead to increased migration, with “tremendous impacts” on both the developing and developed worlds, according to the report.
The Institute of Economics and Peace – a think tank that produces global indicators on terrorism and global peace annually, and headquartered in Sydney, Australia – says it has found that 1.2 billion people live in 31 countries that do not have enough resilience to withstand environmental threats.
He added that 19 of these countries face the largest number of threats, including water and food shortages and greater exposure to natural disasters, and they are also among the 40 least peaceful countries in the world, according to the first record of environmental threats at the Institute for Economics and Peace.