After almost six years after the “Great East Japan Earthquake” disaster that struck Japan on 11 March 2011, recovery continues for approximately 134,000 evacuees who remain displaced.
Latest figures from IDMC estimate that more than 19.3 million people were forced to flee their homes by disasters in 100 countries in 2014. Hundreds of thousands more are still displaced following disasters in previous years.
Sri Lanka’s experience illustrates how long-term displacement is a development challenge that needs to be addressed first and foremost by governments and supporting development actors.
IDMC's paper provides evidence-based estimates of the likelihood of disaster-induced displacement in the nations belonging to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.
The workshop in Zamboanga assisted local and international partners to define a durable solution strategy providing guarantees in line with the international standards set out by the IASC Framework for Durable Solutions.
Using an innovative methodology, IDMC calculates the risk of being displaced by disasters in South-East Asia and China—and how this risk is increasing.
Are children born to IDPs also IDPs? If so, until when? IDMC discusses the risks and issues surrounding children born in displacement
Some of the most vulnerable people displaced by Typhoon Haiyan six months ago are invisible and potentially excluded from sustainable return or relocation and resettlement options.
Women and children make up 70% of the world’s internally displaced population. To mark International Women’s Day, IDMC highlights how the challenges young girls face around world increase when violence or conflict forces them to flee their homes.
The adoption of Afghanistan’s first national policy for internally displaced people is a landmark occasion, and signals hope on the horizon for a country that has faced decades of turmoil.
IDMC report reviewing cases of actual and threatened evictions of IDPs and refugee returnees from informal settlements in and around all the major Afghan cities where the Norwegian Refugee Council has an established field presence.
This technical paper represents an initial attempt to assess the risk of disaster-induced displacement in 21 island states in the South Pacific.