Posted on 17 May 2023
The 2023 Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID) was released by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) on 11 May, and among other things shed light on the relationship between internally displaced populations (IDPs) and food insecurity.
The data found an inherent relationship between the two phenomenon, with food insecurity driving, and being a consequence of, high numbers of IDPs. Three quarters of nations suffering from food insecurity had IDPs, and countries with some of the most food insecure people together held a third of the world’s IDPs.
The report also speaks to the way the Russia Ukraine conflict escalated these interconnected issues, and Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, touches on this saying that “the war in Ukraine also fuelled a global food security crisis that hit the internally displaced hardest.
According to the report, internal displacement globally is at its highest ever – with 71.1 million people displaced at the end of 2022, 20% higher than in 2021.