With all eyes on Ukraine, research offers insights from the world’s other 86 million forcibly displaced

The conflict in Ukraine—which in matter of weeks displaced nearly 14 million people from their homes—has renewed media and public attention on the impacts on refugees hosted by other countries and those who are internally displaced.

The Ukraine crisis should also spur us to reflect on the complexity of managing displacement emergencies to assist both Ukrainians and the other 86 million displaced around the world.

COVID-19 pandemic and internally displaced people: Data collection during a double crisis in Burkina Faso

This blog presents selected results from the first two rounds of the Burkina Faso High-Frequency Phone Survey data (BFA HFPS-IDP).

The BFA HFPS-IDP was designed to assess the socioeconomic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and was conducted in three rounds between May and July 2021 conjointly for IDPs and the rest of the (non-IDP) population in the country, allowing for an assessment of potential differences in the experience of the displaced and non-displaced during the pandemic.

JDC Annual Report 2021

The second JDC Annual Report provides an overview of the progress on the quality, quantity and availability of socioeconomic data and evidence on the more than 84 million forcibly displaced, and their host communities.

JDC's Fifth Quarterly Digest on Refugee Emergencies and Attitudes Towards Refugees: Some Insights from the Academic Literature

The conflict in Ukraine has generated a large inflow of refugees into European countries, with more than five million people having fled to neighboring countries. So far, the public response has been generally positive, with large shares of the European population being in favor of the policies implemented to host and support the Ukrainian refugees. In this note we look at the academic literature with the aim to: a) discuss which socioeconomic characteristics of the refugees are typically associated with positive or negative attitudes towards them; and, b) reflect on which policy measures can promote more inclusive and tolerant preferences.

COVID-19 Impact Monitoring on refugee households in Chad | Brief No. 2

This brief presents the results of the fourth round of the nationally representative High Frequency Phone Survey (HFPS) of Chadian households and the results of the second round of the HFPS for refugee households.

Scale of Global Forced Displacement

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. 


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The conflict in Ukraine—which in matter of weeks from their homes—has renewed media and public attention on the impacts on refugees hosted by other countries and those who are internally displaced.

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European Union represented by the EU Directorate-General for International Partnerships (INTPA)


The U.S. Government represented by U.S. Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM).

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