The new figure brings the total number of people currently living in internal displacement due to violence to 41.3 million On top of those forced from their homes by violence, 17.2 million people were internally displaced by natural disasters last year
While citizens displaced in the Khazir IDP camps can see their villages through the barbed wire, their return to them is much harder. Officials in Erbil and Baghdad have paid no attention to the return of many IDPs to their homes following liberation from ISIS.
Those who were living in IDP camps in Anbar Province are returning to their homes following an end to major security operations against ISIS. However, there are concerns over the safety of many displaced people returning home, as well as the pace of resettlement.