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.
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.
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.
In March 2016, IDMC undertook its first research mission to India dedicated to displacement caused by development projects.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An eye witness account on the current displacement situation in Burundi where thousands of people are fleeing their homes due to political unrest.
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.
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.
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.