Expert Opinion

Expert opinion | 07 December 2016

What does development-caused displacement look like in Africa?

While internal displacement caused by conflict and disasters in Africa has been reported fairly constantly in the international media, development-based internal displacement in the continent is yet to gain such prominence. Guest blogger Dr Romola Adeola explores the prevalence of this root cause of internal displacement in Africa and why it has largely gone unnoticed in discussions on humanitarian protection by regional and international agencies.

 

Expert opinion | 02 September 2016

New policy on durable solutions in Sri Lanka: the challenge of implementation

Guest bloggers Laurie Wiseberg and Mirak Raheem discuss the recently approved “National Policy on Durable Solutions for Conflict-affected Displacement” and its implementation.

 

Expert opinion | 25 July 2016

If you don’t measure, you don’t know: the invisible plight of elderly IDPs

The elderly are usually the last to flee from an unfolding conflict or disaster. Once displaced, many are vulnerable to poor health and face greater obstacles to restoring livelihoods and achieving durable solutions.

 

Expert opinion | 24 May 2016

Driving global efforts to reduce internal displacement: thoughts from Istanbul

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.

 

Expert opinion | 29 April 2016

The people behind the dams, mines, riverfront ‘development’ projects

In March 2016, IDMC undertook its first research mission to India dedicated to displacement caused by development projects.

 

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 | 09 April 2015

Dr Chaloka Beyani: "The right to adequate housing allows IDPs to get back their dignity and begin rebuilding shattered lives"

IDMC launched its latest report "Home sweet home: Housing practices and tools that support durable solutions for IDPs" featuring a key note speech from Dr.Chaloka Beyani.

 

Expert opinion | 01 April 2015

Guest blogger Professor Roger Zetter: “For many, internal displacement is the first step on a long and perilous journey of forced migration”

Q&A analysing current and future challenges concerning the protection needs of different groups of displaced people, in particular for IDPs.

 

Expert opinion | 29 January 2015

Guest blogger Elizabeth Ferris describes “the dangers of mainstreaming IDPs into oblivion”

Increasingly, international humanitarians talk about the protection of civilians, vulnerable groups, and affected populations rather than about internally displaced persons (IDPs). What dangers could this pose to IDPs?

 

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.

 

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