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Conflict and violence

War, conflict and violence force people to move.

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Persecution and violence

For example, many people leave because they are from an ethnic or religious minority.

See also: statelessness

Political crisis

Fragile governments, corrupt governments, and political crisis force people to leave.


Poverty, malnutrition, and uneven development force people to move.

Disaster and environmental displacement

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Demographic factors

Population growth and bulges, urbanization and other demographic factors force people to move.

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