The number of people displaced due to conflict, war, persecution and human rights violations has increased significantly in recent years.
UNHCR's Statistics are a sad testimony to this growing trends, with the world maps on their website clearly visualizing the increase over time.
The site includes an interactive map, statistics on persons of concern, demographics. asylum seekers, resettlement and time-series.
(Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)
Lose to gain: is voluntary resettlement a development opportunity? is a 2014 publication by the Asian Development Bank.
This book assesses the adequacy of conventional compensation and resettlement assistance programs to help policy makers, project sponsors, and project executing agencies improve resettlement planning and implementation programs and assist in reforming resettlement policies and land laws.
A crucial issue that confronts development in South Asia is how to build a better life for people displaced by infrastructure development projects, focusing on their resettlement. In this book, "resettlement" carries a broader meaning to include physical and economic displacement, restricted access to public land such as forests and parks, relocation, income rehabilitation, and self-relocation.
(Source: Asian Development Bank)