Recordaantal van 110 miljoen ontheemden wereldwijd infographic
Graphic shows numbers of people forcibly displaced worldwide since 1992.


Oorlog in Oekraïne zorgt voor grootste stijging ontheemden

By Jordi Bou

June 14, 2023 - The number of people displaced around the world has climbed to a record 110 million, with conflicts in Ukraine and Sudan forcing families from their homes, the UN says.

The increase of around 19 million people to 108.4 million by the end of last year is the biggest annual jump on record, the UNHCR said in its annual Forced Displacement report.

The upward trajectory in global forced displacement showed no sign of slowing in 2023 as the eruption of conflict in Sudan triggered new outflows, pushing the global total to an estimated 110 million by May.

Of the global total, 35.3 million were refugees, people who crossed an international border to find safety, while a greater share – 58 per cent, representing 62.5 million people – were displaced in their home countries due to conflict and violence.

The war in Ukraine was the top driver of displacement in 2022. The number of refugees from Ukraine soared from 27,300 at the end of 2021 to 5.7 million at the end of 2022 – representing the fastest outflow of refugees anywhere since World War II, the UN reports.

PUBLISHED: 14/06/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images