SITE ASSESSMENT — DISPLACEMENT OVERVIEW
This analysis represents a snapshot of the displacement context from 1st May to 1st June 2019. It does not reflect any return movements or other changes which may have taken place after the period of data collection.
The majority of the recorded population were displaced before 2018 with 877 sites reportedly opening in 2016 or 2017 (DTM Rounds 1-8). Conflict was reported as the primary driver of displacement with 1,645,867 conflict-affected IDPs tracked through the Site Assessment. Climate-induced displacement was the second largest cause of displacement with a total of 518,334 IDPs.
Through collaboration with NDRMC, ‘‘climate-induced’’ displacement is defined as displacement caused by environmental factors such as drought, seasonal floods, flash floods and landslides. This is followed by 71,089 IDPs displaced by other factors such as economic/development projects, severe wind, fire, social tensions and protracted displacement due to volcanic disruptions.