Expert Opinion

Expert opinion | 17 May 2013

Cyclone in Myanmar uproots violence-displaced in Rakhine State yet again

As Cyclone Mahasen makes landfall, one million Bangladeshis are ordered to evacuate and Myanmar’s most vulnerable, those who have already fled violence in the north-west, are forced to flee yet again.


Expert opinion | 13 May 2013

Displaced by disasters: 32.4 million people uprooted in both rich and poor countries

IDMC report reveals that 32.4 million people forced to flee their homes in 2012 by disasters such as floods, storms and earthquakes. Though Asia and Africa bore the brunt, 1.3 million also displaced in rich countries, USA particularly affected.


Expert opinion | 29 April 2013

Record-high 28.8 million internally displaced people worldwide in 2012; 5-fold jump in Syria

IDMC releases its 2012 Global Overview revealing a record high figure of 28.8 million people internally displaced due to conflict and violence.


Expert opinion | 08 April 2013

Solutions needed for Afghanistan’s displaced as international attention wanes

In Afghanistan, consultations are underway for the development of a comprehensive national IDP policy as internal displacement figures continue to increase


Expert opinion | 20 March 2013

A refreshing UN seminar on the State of Palestine, but still no solutions in sight

IDMC’s Country Analyst discusses a recent United Nations Conference on Palestine.


Expert opinion | 14 March 2013

IDPs don’t disappear, but the attention paid to them does

IDMC Senior Country Analyst reports on lesser known internal displacement crises Learn about her experiences of the North Caucasus, where thousands of people have been trapped in displacement for over 15 years.


Expert opinion | 08 March 2013

‘Women’s voices must be heard!’ – Q&A with analysts on mission in Mali

Four women and their children recount their experiences after being forced to flee their homes in Gao, Mali


Expert opinion | 21 February 2013

Why the international community needs to act now to bring Mali back from the brink

With thousands of internally displaced Malians at risk of returning too soon to a dangerous climate, IDMC calls on the international community to act.


Expert opinion | 11 February 2013

IDMC celebrates 15 years of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement

IDMC celebrates 15 years of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement


Expert opinion | 06 February 2013

Should the international community continue to fund rubble?

IDMC Country Analyst discusses the paradox of Palestine, Israel and international funding


Expert opinion | 05 February 2013

IDMC lauds the Philippines for landmark bill on human rights

IDMC applauds the Philippine government for approving a landmark piece of legislation that will protect the rights of millions of people living in or at-risk of displacement


Expert opinion | 25 January 2013

Forced evictions leave Palestinian families homeless in the harsh winter

Israeli army leaves 187 people homeless in winter after destroying 55 homes in the Al Maleh area of the West Bank


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