Forced displacement globally, 2015

Note: Figures of asylum-seekers based on persons whose asylum claim was pending as of the end of December 2015, regardless of the stage in the procedure. The term internally displaced persons (IDPs) refers to individuals assisted by UNHCR, including people in IDP-like situations (with similar protection risks but not reported as IDPs). Stocks recorded for as of the end of December 2015 or latest available estimates. For more information see: The map does not include people newly displaced by disasters during the same period as this is a flow-type of data, therefore not directly comparable with stocks of refugees, asylum-seekers (pending cases) and conflict-induced IDPs.