Numbers of forcibly displaced are sky rocketing, who are the people behind the statistics?

By the end of 2023, an estimated 117.3 million people worldwide were forcibly displaced – a number that has risen every year for the last twelve. Aisha Asamusa is one of these statistics, but she is much more than a number.

Livelihoods lost

Findings from two rounds of the Somalia Displacement Phone Survey (2022)

Making IDPs visible in national statistics: a step towards sustainable solutions

The latest Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID), fixes the total number of IDPs at 75.9 million in 2023. The characteristics and solutions to internal displacement are explored in the latest JDC newsletter.

East African countries are turning to data for solutions

In East Africa, statistical inclusion is becoming the norm. Rwanda, Kenya, Djibouti, Somalia, Ethiopia and Uganda are committed to including forcibly displaced people in national statistics.

Our Vision

Improved protection and wellbeing of forcibly displaced persons and those affected by forced displacement is achieved through coherent implementation of evidence-informed humanitarian and development action and inclusive policies.

Our Mission

 To enhance the ability of stakeholders to make timely and evidence-informed decisions that can improve the lives of affected people. 

Our Focus

 Improving and supporting the collection, analysis, dissemination, and use of primary socioeconomic microdata and population data that inform policymaking and programming. 


See what’s happening at the Joint Data Center today.





The conflict in Ukraine has renewed attention on the impact on refugees and those internally displaced.




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