Each day, 9,500 civilians are forced to flee their homes in Syria – that’s one family every minute.* Three years after Syria’s brutal armed conflict began, the international community is still failing to bring an end to a crisis which has displaced a staggering number of people inside the country.
Women and children make up 70% of the world’s internally displaced population. To mark International Women’s Day, IDMC highlights how the challenges young girls face around world increase when violence or conflict forces them to flee their homes.
IDMC explains the ‘tipping point’ from which pastoralists fall from voluntary migration into forced displacement
A new brief released yesterday by IDMC voiced concern for the tens of thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) and their host communities in Mali’s south.
On a recent mission to Mali, IDMC met a worrying number of IDPs who described the place they used to call home unsafe and their living conditions in the cities in the south unbearable.
IDMC report highlights how thousands of displaced families in towns and cities across the Afghanistan are living with the threat of being forcibly evicted.
On the occasion of Sri Lanka's Independence Day, 90,000 people still displaced in the country’s north and east may be in no mood to rejoice. With the UN Human Rights Council set to review Sri Lanka’s human rights record in March 2014, IDMC explains why the concerns of those displaced during the civil war must be top of the agenda.
As Russia prepares for next month’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, people living in displacement for 20 years are being bulldozed away in neighbouring Ingushetia. These types of forced evictions – illegal under international law – are quietly putting hundreds of displaced people in the North Caucasus out in the cold.
As Serbia begins accession talks with the EU, IDMC highlights how the recent local elections in Kosovo signal a positive step forward for marginalised internally displaced (IDP) communities, and calls on the EU to consider the plight of IDPs when assessing suitability of EU membership.
With reports of the re-emergence of the notorious M23 armed group within the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), IDMC’s argues for the renewal of the mandate of the ‘United Nations Group of Experts’, due to expire February 2014.
With protracted crisis in South Sudan and the conflicting parties holding talks in Addis Ababa, IDMC explains why long term solutions for those affected are reliant on a true national peace building process to support a comprehensive political solution.
Violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has been escalating in recent weeks, bringing the number of internally displaced people (IDPs) to over a staggering half million. IDMC explores key recommendations on what the next steps should be.