Expert Opinion

Expert opinion | 25 April 2016

Nepal: one year after the earthquakes, an end to displacement is still years away

One year after the April and May 2015 earthquakes and aftershocks, there remains a long road ahead to finding sustainable solutions for more than 2.6 million people displaced.

 

Expert opinion | 11 March 2016

Five years on for Fukushima’s IDPs: Life with radiological risk and without a community safety net

Guest blogger Reiko Hasegawa from SciencesPo in Paris shares her expert insights on the ongoing struggles faced by people from the radiation contaminated areas who are still displaced five years following the 2011 disaster in Fukushima, Japan.

 

Expert opinion | 22 December 2015

“A recipe for violence”: The impact of Burundi’s downward spiral on displacement

An eye witness account on the current displacement situation in Burundi where thousands of people are fleeing their homes due to political unrest.

 

Expert opinion | 15 October 2015

From words to action: How IDMC will help governments as the Nansen Initiative shifts to its implementation phase

This week more than 100 governments came together for the Nansen Initiative’s global consultation to discuss what is needed to protect people displaced across borders in the context of disasters and the effects of climate change.

 

Expert opinion | 21 May 2015

3 key trends that lie beneath a silent displacement crisis in Kenya’s north-east

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?

 

Expert opinion | 18 March 2015

Disaster-related displacement: time to put knowledge into action

IDMC report reveals an increased risk of global displacement caused by disasters, and calls for a stronger link between displacement and disaster risk reduction.

 

Expert opinion | 11 December 2014

4 steps the Papua New Guinea government should take to end the displacement of the Manam IDPs

Ten years after the Manam volcano erupted, over 15,000 people remain displaced. The government must provide them with durable solutions.

 

Expert opinion | 20 November 2014

Displaced by disease: 5 displacement patterns emerging from the Ebola epidemic

When a whole town was displaced in Guinea during the Ebola crisis, the link between disease and displacement began to emerge.

 

Expert opinion | 05 September 2014

Floods cause new displacement in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Severe flooding and landslides have caused over two billion euros in damages in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Losses have resulted in heightened vulnerability of IDPs, returnees and Roma.

 

Expert opinion | 17 June 2014

Can you prevent displacement? IDMC unveils new simulator to show how it's done

IDMC unveils its latest tool to measure pastoralists are at risk of drought-related displacement - and how to prevent it.

 

Expert opinion | 27 May 2014

Challenging the picture of disaster-induced displacement: the evolving reality post-Typhoon Haiyan

Examining displacement post-Haiyan, IDMC challenges the common assumption that when people are displaced by disasters, their situation is temporary.

 

Expert opinion | 22 November 2013

Update from COP19: Displacement sidelined as negotiations bottleneck around money talk

IDMC expresses concern over COP19 agenda as focus turns towards issues of compensation and discussions on population displacement are sidelined.

 

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