Syria has become the global “epicentre” for the displacement of people according to a UN independent expert who focuses on human rights issues.
Internally displaced people, or IDPs, are distinct from refugees in that they have fled their homes but remain in their own country.
The UN estimates that there are currently over 40 million IDPs across the world.
Chaloka Beyani is the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons.
Daniel Dickinson asked him to what extent internal displacement is a global issue.