Expert Opinion

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 | 19 January 2015

Violence, land grabbing and discrimination: Why minorities in Bangladesh continue to suffer from new and protracted displacement

Ongoing tensions and violence continue to cause new displacement in certain areas in Bangladesh. Access to land rights must be guaranteed to help displaced minorities reach durable solutions.

 

Expert opinion | 11 December 2014

IDMC at Chatham House: Nigeria’s 2015 elections, Boko Haram and Security

With the Nigerian presidential and parliamentary elections due in February 2015, there are fears the violence that accompanied the polls three years ago will reoccur.

 

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 | 09 December 2014

12 ways the Kampala Convention protects displaced people from legal limbo

Kampala Convention serves as a reminder that displacement is a problem that requires long term responses. Here we outline how it can provide legal protection to the millions of displaced people in the continent.

 

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 | 02 October 2014

IDMC shares concerns and recommendations on situation of IDPs in South Sudan at Human Rights Council

IDMC Analyst gave a statement to the UN Human Rights Council on the situation of internally displaced people (IDPs) in South Sudan

 

Expert opinion | 18 September 2014

IDMC and Refugees International share concerns and recommendations at the UPR outcome of DRC

IDMC Analyst gave a joint statement to the UN Human Rights Council on the situation of internally displaced people (IDPs) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

 

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 | 19 August 2014

Why is aid not working? A fresh approach to displacement in the DRC

A new approach to assistance in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo is needed. This is how our project on resilience and multiple displacement will contribute to this.

 

Expert opinion | 15 August 2014

Divided and displaced in Ukraine: two groups facing two different futures?

IDPs from Crimea and eastern Ukraine facing distinct outstanding needs flee their homes for different reasons, as resources of host communities and volunteers near exhaustion.

 

Expert opinion | 14 August 2014

Why long-term solutions for Malian IDPs hinge on more inclusive peace talks

As Mali is working to establish peace, concerns are being raised regarding the risk of recurring conflict and displacement if a “peace” agreement is brokered without a meaningful involvement from opposition groups and Malian society at large."

 

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