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Positioned for action: Displacement in the Sendai Framework for disaster risk reduction

This briefing paper provides policy-makers, agencies, civil society and other stakeholders with a summary of how displacement is positioned in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (SFDRR) as a critical issue for reducing disaster risk.

16 February 2017 | Publication

Recovery postponed: The long-term plight of people displaced by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear radiation disaster

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.

06 February 2017 | Publication

#IDETECT: how technology and collaboration between innovators can help ensure “no one is left behind”.

As part of its innovation efforts, IDMC has launched #IDETECT, the ‘Internal Displacement Event Tagging Extraction and Clustering Tool’ challenge on the UN Unite Ideas platform. We welcome data scientists to join the challenge to help IDMC paint a more comprehensive picture of internal displacement.

31 January 2017 | Blog Post

A New Year resolution: making 2017 a year for IDPs

Despite the obvious link between internal displacement and refugee flows, policymakers tend to focus mainly on refugees while internally displaced people (IDPs) remain largely neglected. Guest blogger Ledio Cakaj shares his first-hand experience as a refugee and as a researcher and explains why it is crucial to make sure the plight of IDPs is at the top of the global policy agenda.

26 January 2017 | Blog Post

Quarterly Update October - December 2016

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of IDMC between 1 October and 31 December 2016.

25 January 2017 | Publication

Ukraine: Translating IDPs' protection into legislative action

More than 1.6 million people are registered as internally displaced in Ukraine.This paper provides an overview of issues that have emerged during Ukraine’s development of a normative response to internal displacement, and the challenges inherent in implementing the regulatory framework that was established at the onset of the crisis.

19 December 2016 | Publication

Making the invisible visible – and empowered

To mark International Migrants Day on 18 December, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, the new Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), talks about her new role and highlights the need of a synchronised approach towards migrants, refugees and IDPs in order to assure effective and relevant policies as well as appropriate levels and allocation of funding.

16 December 2016 | Blog Post

2016 Africa Report on Internal Displacement

The Africa Report on Internal Displacement, launched with the support from the African Union and the Norwegian Refugee Council, is the first IDMC’s report focusing on a single continent. The report expands on data and analysis available in our annual Global Report on Internal Displacement including new figures from the first half of 2016.

09 December 2016 | Publication

What does development-caused displacement look like in Africa?

While internal displacement caused by conflict and disasters in Africa has been reported fairly constantly in the international media, development-based internal displacement in the continent is yet to gain such prominence. Guest blogger Dr Romola Adeola explores the prevalence of this root cause of internal displacement in Africa and why it has largely gone unnoticed in discussions on humanitarian protection by regional and international agencies.

07 December 2016 | Blog Post

Internal Displacement Update (3 - 16 November 2016)

This update presents key internal displacement developments from 3 to 16 November 2016.

23 November 2016 | Publication

Internal Displacement Update (20 October - 2 November 2016)

This update presents key internal displacement developments and policy updates from 20 October to 2 November 2016.

09 November 2016 | Publication

Regulatory Frameworks on Internal Displacement

Following an overview of the global framework for IDPs’ protection and assistance, this study outlines lessons from national and regional processes such as the development and adoption of the Kampala Convention, with a view to informing similar endeavours in the future.

04 November 2016 | Publication

Seizing the momentum: Displacement on the global climate change agenda

IDMC's new briefing paper explains how the need to ratchet up efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change is made ever more urgent by the millions of people being displaced from their homes year by climate-related disasters.

02 November 2016 | Publication

Quarterly Update July - September 2016

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of IDMC between 1 July and 30 September 2016.

27 October 2016 | Publication

Internal Displacement Update (6 - 19 October 2016)

This update presents key internal displacement developments and policy updates from 6 to 19 October 2016.

24 October 2016 | Publication

Internal Displacement Update (1 September - 10 October 2016)

This update presents key internal displacement developments and policy updates from 1 September to 10 October 2016.

11 October 2016 | Publication

Leaving no one behind: internal displacement and the New Urban Agenda

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’.

11 October 2016 | Publication

Internal Displacement Update (Jan-Aug 2016)

This update is based on internal displacement figures made available to IDMC across 16 countries from January-August 2016.

16 September 2016 | Publication

New policy on durable solutions in Sri Lanka: the challenge of implementation

Guest bloggers Laurie Wiseberg and Mirak Raheem discuss the recently approved “National Policy on Durable Solutions for Conflict-affected Displacement” and its implementation.

02 September 2016 | Blog Post

Quarterly Update April - June 2016

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of IDMC between 1 April and 30 June 2016.

28 July 2016 | Publication

Annual Report 2015

IDMC is happy to present its Annual Report 2015 which looks back to our achievements and successes but also considers some of the strategic tasks ahead for IDMC.

26 July 2016 | Publication

If you don’t measure, you don’t know: the invisible plight of elderly IDPs

The elderly are usually the last to flee from an unfolding conflict or disaster. Once displaced, many are vulnerable to poor health and face greater obstacles to restoring livelihoods and achieving durable solutions.

25 July 2016 | Blog Post

A Call to Action: tackling displacement in Central America

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.

21 July 2016 | Blog Post

Joint expert statement on internally displaced persons

IDMC has signed a join expert statement on internally displaced persons to present at the High Level Meeting to Address Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants (19 September 2016).

18 July 2016 | Publication

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