As UN member states commit to the New Urban Agenda for the next 20 years, this paper sets out the specific challenges facing people internally displaced to and within urban areas and related recommendations to ensure they benefit from the implementation of the agenda and are not ‘left behind’.
IDMC's report explores the challenges in terms of providing sustainable housing assistance to informal urban settlers displaced by disasters. It looks at nine case studies from Asia, America and Europe.
This report presents housing practices and tools that address challenges to adequate housing in urban displacement situations in Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle-East.
IDMC was one of 42 local and international organizations calling to stop Israeli plans to forcibly transfer thousands of Palestinian Bedouins into a designated township.
The report analyses displacement in Kenya’s Coast region, identifies land issues as key triggers and obstacles to durable solutions, and recommends actions to address them.
A new report by IDMC and Gaza-based Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) offers the most comprehensive analysis to date on Israel's lethal enforcement of Access-Restricted Areas - (ARA) - live-fire zones imposed by the Israeli military forces on large swathes of the Gaza Strip.
IDMC's report offers a revealing insight into the realities of life for those who live side-by-side with one of the most vicious and notorious armed groups in the world, the Lord’s Resistance Army
In 2012, the total number of people internally displaced by armed conflict, generalised violence and human rights violations worldwide was estimated to be 28.8 million. This is the highest figure IDMC has ever recorded
In 2011, 14.9 million people were internally displaced throughout the world due to natural disasters, mostly related to weather events such as floods and storms. 89% of the displacement occurred in Asia.
The National Commission on Land and Other Properties (Commission Nationale des Terres et Autres Biens or CNTB) in collaboration with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and its Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) organised a workshop on the role of the CNTB in promoting durable solutions for internally displaced people (IDPs), on 10 November 2011 at Chez André in Bujumbura.
These studies are part of ongoing work on urban displacement in Nairobi, conducted between 2010 and 2011 to explore the phenomenon of displacement in the urban environment and the implications and challenges it poses for humanitarian action
Since 1998 the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displace- ment Monitoring Centre has monitored internal displacement resulting from conflict and violence. During this period, the number of internally displaced persons has steadily risen from around 17 million to 27.5 million in 2010.