Expert Opinion

Expert opinion | 23 July 2013

As Nigerians brace for flood season, there’s “no excuse” to be caught unprepared

IDMC report explores displacement as a consequence of Boko Haram’s violence and the heavy-handed counterinsurgency against it as well as recurring disaster-related displacement due to yearly flooding.

 

Expert opinion | 15 July 2013

Will the victims of Bosnia’s war finally get justice?

On the anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, the UN’s reinstatement of charges against former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić offers some hope to those driven from their homes during the 1990’s.

 

Expert opinion | 21 June 2013

Global conflict displacement at 18-year high

At the end of 2012, IDMC reported 32.4 million people newly displaced worldwide by disasters, and 28.8 million displaced through conflict and violence, the highest number ever recorded by IDMC

 

Expert opinion | 14 June 2013

A bend in the road is not the end of the road: Philippines President vetoes IDP Act

In this statement, IDMC expresses disappointment about the vetoing of the Rights of the IDP Act of 2013 by the President of the Philippines

 

Expert opinion | 22 May 2013

Rejected from refuge: Displaced Malians face eviction from apartments they can no longer afford

Internally displaced Malians who sought refuge in the south are in a deteriorating situation. With no employment or savings, many face the threat of being forced to flee again.

 

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

 

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