Regional Snapshot: The Middle East & North Africa - Quarterly Report (January – March 2023)
The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) provides primary data and information on internal displacement and population movements – incountry and at regional and global levels. DTM’s work worldwide informs humanitarian, recovery, transition and development interventions by providing timely data and analysis to relevant actors including governments, United Nations partner agencies, donors and other stakeholders. DTM operates in contexts where conflict, natural disasters and complex emergency settings can cause short-term or protracted displacement, as well as in mixed migration contexts. In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, there were 16.2 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in 2022. This figure constitutes 23 per cent of the global population of IDPs, making MENA the region with the second highest concentration of IDPs worldwide (following the sub-Saharan Africa region). Most displacement in the MENA region (80%) has been triggered by armed conflict, in particular in Iraq, Libya, Syria, Sudan and Yemen.