Conflict, violence, and disasters caused 38 million new internal displacements across 141 countries and territories in 2021, which according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) constitutes the second highest annual figure in a decade after 2020's record-breaking year for disaster displacement. IDPs make up most of the world’s forcibly displaced people—an estimated 59.1 million people at the end of 2021 (IDMC 2021).
This event brought into sharp view the important needs of IDPs and their hosts, by drawing on newly published papers focused on Colombia, Mali and Nigeria. These papers provide insights on long-term welfare impacts on IDPs; inequality, poverty, and conflict outcomes in IDP and non-IDP-hosting communities.
This event presentations focused on the following papers respectively:
- Social Cohesion, Economic Security, and Forced Displacement in the Long-Run : Evidence from Rural Colombia
- The Effects of Internally Displaced Peoples on Consumption and Inequality in Mali
- Inequality and Security in the Aftermath of Internal Population Displacement Shocks : Evidence from Nigeria
This event is part of an ongoing partnership between the World Bank, the UNHCR, and the FCDO, on forced displacement and social cohesion (more information here).
Opening Remarks (5 minutes): Clara Ana Coutinho de Sousa
Framing Remarks: Varalakshmi Vemuru (5 minutes)
Panelist Presentations (5-7 mins each):
- Juan Fernando Tellez
- Jeremy Foltz
- Barbora Sedova
Moderated Discussion (30 minutes)
- Moderator: Varalakshmi Vemuru
- Discussant: Sumbul Rivz
Closing Remarks: Varalakshmi Vemuru (3-5 minutes)