Lost at Home: Over 5 million people reported internally displaced in India in 2019
New Delhi: More than five million people are reported to be internally displaced in India in the year 2019. A report released by the United Nations says that more than 5 million people were internally displaced in India in 2019 because of natural disasters, conflict, and violence.
There are also reports of a large number of displacement in Bengal, Odisha due to cyclone Amphan. According to the UN report, the figure comprises the highest number of internal displacements in the World followed by the Philippines, Bangladesh, and China.
The ‘Lost at Home’ report, published by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The report says that almost 33 million new displacements were recorded in 2019 almost across the world. Of these, nearly 25 million displacements caused by the natural disasters and 8.5 million as consequence of conflict and violence.
8.5 million displacements were as consequence of conflict and violence. Out of this huge number of displacements, India constitutes a big number.