Displaced people

Other Names:
Displaced persons

A displaced person is any person who has been obliged to migrate within the national territory, or even beyond it, abandoning his place of residence or his customary occupation, because his life, person or freedom has been jeopardized or is threatened owing to the existence of any of the following situations: internal armed conflict, internal disturbances or tensions, widespread violence, massive violations of human rights, natural or man-made disasters, or other circumstances originating from social and developmental processes and other situations liable drastically to disturb public order.


By the end of 1992, more than 1.5 million people had been displaced by the war in Bosnia, including an estimated one-half of the Muslim population.

In 2017 there was the highest numbers of displaced people in history. Over 28,000 people are forced to flee their homes because of conflict or persecution every day. That’s nearly 20 people every minute.

Society Refugees
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
B: Basic universal problems
Date of last update
16.10.2021 – 11:04 CEST