Creating Refugees: Displacement Caused by the United States’ Post-9/11 Wars

Creating Refugees: Displacement Caused by the United States’ Post-9/11 Wars

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Since President George W. Bush announced a “global war on terror” following Al Qaeda’s September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, the U.S. military has engaged in combat around the world. As in past conflicts, the United States’ post-9/11 wars have resulted in mass population displacements. This report is the first to measure comprehensively how many people these wars have displaced. It details a methodology for calculating wartime displacement, provides an overview of displacement in each war-affected country, and points to displacement’s individual and societal impacts.

Program: International Peace and Security