The current refugee influx in Europe is, in part, a symptom of the failure to protect and assist internally displaced people in their own country. The United Nations is missing an important opportunity in September to address displacement holistically.
As the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), Istanbul, 23-24 May 2016, explicitly recognises internal displacement as a “complex political and development challenge”, IDMC highlights the need to address the underlying drivers of displacement and calls for better data collection.
An eye witness account on the current displacement situation in Burundi where thousands of people are fleeing their homes due to political unrest.
The conflict in Yemen is reaching dire proportions with no clear end in sight. Here, IDMC analyses the challenges faced by over 1 million IDPs struggling to survive in a country wracked by turmoil.
IDP figures and key events in Yemen since 2004 highlights the scale of displacement triggered by the recent conflict between Yemeni security forces and Houthi rebels.
In 2014, over 95 per cent of the 220,000 people newly displaced in the country took place in Kenya’s north east. Here, IDMC asks: What has led to this spike in new displacement?
Our latest report revealed that 38 million people have been displaced within their own country by conflict or violence, the equivalent of the total populations of London, New York and Beijing combined.