On World Refugee Day, IDMC's senior strategic adviser on conflict Elizabeth Rushing reflects on UNHCR’s annual NGO consultations and gives two recommendations to policymakers working on the global compact on refugees.
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.
With the Nigerian presidential and parliamentary elections due in February 2015, there are fears the violence that accompanied the polls three years ago will reoccur.
IDMC report explores displacement as a consequence of Boko Haram’s violence and the heavy-handed counterinsurgency against it as well as recurring disaster-related displacement due to yearly flooding.
Internally displaced Malians who sought refuge in the south are in a deteriorating situation. With no employment or savings, many face the threat of being forced to flee again.
IDMC briefing paper reports thousands of Malians have been forced to flee homes following military intervention in January 2012