2024 begins against a bleak backdrop in Asia and the Pacific with frequent humanitarian crises and climate-induced emergencies, crippling insecurity and economic instability.
The East and Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes region is expected to host 23.6 million forcibly displaced and stateless people by the end of 2024.
Europe’s forcibly displaced and stateless population is projected to increase by 2% in 2024, to 24.9 million people.
The region's protracted humanitarian crises and political and security challenges will continue in 2024. A string of new emergencies struck the region in 2023, adding to existing crises.
The number of forcibly displaced people, returnees, and stateless people in the 16 countries of the southern Africa region is expected to rise to 12.2 million in 2024.
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Colombia, Central America, Mexico and Haiti have all experienced further significant displacement, and in 2024, the region's forcibly displaced and stateless population is expected to reach 25 million.
Political instability and armed conflict in West and Central Africa are expected to drive the number of forcibly displaced and stateless people up by 9% to 13.6 million in 2024.