Expert Opinion

Expert opinion | 21 July 2016

A Call to Action: tackling displacement in Central America

As an invisible humanitarian crisis intensifies as a result of drug and criminal violence in Mexico and Central America’s Northern Triangle, a regional call to action provides reason to be cautiously optimistic.

 

Expert opinion | 04 July 2016

Ignoring the roots of Europe’s refugee influx

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.

 

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 | 08 March 2016

Displaced women at risk of homelessness – how to support displaced women’s rights

On International Women’s Day guest bloggers from NRC discuss the role of internally displaced women as central agents of their long term recovery from displacement and how women can be supported to claim their rights.

 

Expert opinion | 29 February 2016

Laws and policies on internal displacement: not as dull as you might think

Laws and policies on internal displacement stand at the core of an effective IDP response. Their development requires coordinated efforts involving different actors under the lead of the State.

 

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 | 18 December 2015

The drivers that force people to flee

As the world commemorates International Migrants Day, IDMC highlights that international responses to forced displacement should be informed by a sound understanding of the complex drivers that force people to leave their homes.

 

Expert opinion | 20 November 2015

IDPs’ family cohesion at stake in eastern DRC

Analysts for Central Africa had the opportunity to gather data on internally displaced people who have suffered repeated displacement and to hear about how displacement affects young people’s family lives.

 

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.

 

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