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GRID 2016: Global Report on Internal Displacement

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On 12 May 2016, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) through its Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) launched its annual publication “The Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID)”, identifying climate change and related natural hazards, such as droughts, sea-level rise and desertification as increasingly important factors causing internal displacement. The 2016 report moreover highlights the fact that, in 2015, disaster triggered by natural hazards caused twice as many new displacements as conflict and violence, leaving more than 19 million people displaced from their homes.