A decade of displacement in the Middle East and North Africa
The Middle East and North Africa region is highly vulnerable to weather-related disasters and the effects of climate change. The region is mostly arid and subject to seasonal rainfall. When it rains, poor soil absorption capacity and lack of adequate drainage systems often cause riverine, flash and urban floods, some of which have been devastating.
Available data reveals that, over the last decade, there have been nearly 1.5 million new displacements due to disasters in the region. Floods are the natural hazard triggering most displacement at the regional level, with nearly 58% of the total for 2010 to 2019.
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
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