Number of IDPs in Myanmar Has Surged Above 1.8 Million

The number of internally displaced people (IDPs) surpassed 1.8 million in war-ravaged Myanmar on June 12, 2023, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Prior to the February 2021 military coup, the estimated number of internally displaced people was 328,000. They were in Kachin, Rakhine, Karen, Shan and Chin states.

Between February 2021 and June 2023, another 1.5 million people in seven states and four regions were displaced by the civil war.

They account for 82 percent of the more than 1.8 million internally displaced people in Myanmar.

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