More than 3 million people displaced in Iraq

More than 500,000 families in Iraq have been internally displaced, International Organization for Migration says

More than 3 million people displaced in Iraq

World Bulletin / News Desk 

More than 3 million Iraqis have been displaced due to conflicts in the country from January 2014 through June 2015, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday.

"Most of the IDPs [internally displaced person] have been displaced to the Baghdad governorate (45 percent) or within the Anbar governorate (35 percent)," IOM spokesman Joel Millman said in a press conference at the U.N. headquarters in Geneva.

Millman said the majority of IDPs in Iraq were originally either from the governorate of Anbar (1,162,998 individuals), Nineveh (1,052,016) or Salah al-Din (453,054).

According to the IOM, 514,562 families (3,087,372 individuals) in Iraq have been internally displaced and are dispersed across all of Iraq's 18 governorates.

According to the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR), around the world, almost 60 million have been displaced by conflict and persecution, and nearly 20 million of them are refugees. More than half are children.

The UNHCR said 13.9 million new people had been displaced in 2014 alone.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Haziran 2015, 14:59