What are some of the causes of displacement?

Refugees leave their homes to flee war, conflict or persecution.

Refugees leave their homes to flee war, conflict or persecution. As outlined by the UNHCR, some of the main humanitarian crises that contributed to displacement over the last ten years were:

  • The outbreak of the Syria crisis early in the decade, which continues today.
  • The persecution of Rohingya communities in Myanmar, causing displacement to Bangladesh and internal displacement.
  • The poor human rights situation in Venezuela.
  • The crisis in Africa’s Sahel region, where conflict, rights violations, and climate change are endangering many countries.
  • Renewed conflict and security concerns in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Somalia.
  • The conflict in Ukraine.