Refugees and displaced people: South Asia
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Jan 02 2015
Unlike many countries that are politically unstable, India is a stable democracy. Despite this, it is home to the world's 15th largest population of internally displaced people ( IDPs) -those forced to relocate because of conflict and violence. According to Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, a humanitarian organization that collates global IDP data, in 2013, there were 33.3 million people worldwide displaced within their own countries.Given the civil war and rapid military gains by ISIS in the country's north, Syria has the world's largest number of IDPs. It is followed by Colombia, which also has seen armed conflict since the 1960s.