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Thematic series: the invisible majority

These new thematic series presents IDMC's research aimed at painting a more quantitative and qualitative picture of the entire displacement continuum, from the drivers of onward movement across borders to return to countries of origin.

13 November 2017 | Publication

Raising the alarm in DRC

Long considered one of the world’s largest and most complex humanitarian crises, the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is getting even worse. Here, we put the current displacement figures in context, describe the challenges in getting accurate data and add to the chorus of calls for humanitarian efforts to be scaled up

02 November 2017 | Blog Post

Lives across the frontline: internal displacement in a divided Ukraine

In the absence of any progress in the peace process, Ukraine is facing the challenge of protracted internal displacement. IDMC’s director, Alexandra Bilak and researcher & writer, Elizabeth Rushing, report on their findings from discussions in September 2017 with displacement-affected communities living along the conflict’s contact line.

18 October 2017 | Blog Post

How many internally displaced Rohingya are trapped inside Myanmar?

Despite being one of the most widely covered displacement crises since the end of August, there is a lack of credible estimates of Rohingya internally displaced in Myanmar. Experts at IDMC are working to piece together this puzzle to ensure accurate figures are soon available.

28 September 2017 | Blog Post

Today's returning refugees, tomorrow's IDPs

On World Refugee Day, IDMC's senior strategic adviser on conflict Elizabeth Rushing reflects on UNHCR’s annual NGO consultations and gives two recommendations to policymakers working on the global compact on refugees.

20 June 2017 | Blog Post

Ignoring the roots of Europe’s refugee influx

The current refugee influx in Europe is, in part, a symptom of the failure to protect and assist internally displaced people in their own country. The United Nations is missing an important opportunity in September to address displacement holistically.

04 July 2016 | Blog Post

Boko Haram’s terror ripples through the region

Brutal attacks by militant group Boko Haram have caused massive internal displacement not only within Nigeria but also in neighboring Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

16 April 2015 | Publication

Côte d'Ivoire: new commitments signal hope for 300,000 still internally displaced

Significant security improvements and promising political commitments have meant that many IDPs have been able to return to their home areas since mid-2011, but more than 300,000 still live in internal displacement.

26 February 2015 | Overview

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.

11 December 2014 | Blog Post

Nigeria: multiple displacement crises overshadowed by Boko Haram

In the run-up to 2015 elections, attacks by Boko Haram militants have caused an unprecedented crisis in north-eastern Nigeria, compounding other complex causes of internal displacement such as inter-communal violence and flooding.

09 December 2014 | Overview

Nigeria: internal displacement as of December 2014

This map shows the causes of internal displacement in Nigeria reported in 2013-2014.

09 December 2014 | Map

Mali: Ongoing pursuit of durable solutions

By April 2014, 137,000 people remained internally displaced in Mali while those returning north faced numerous obstacles to securing a durable solution to their displacement.

19 May 2014 | Overview

Increasing returns in Mali's displacement patterns

Returning IDPs continued to face obstacles to securing a durable solution to their displacement while 137,000 people remained displaced in Mali's south by April 2014.

19 May 2014 | Map

Internal displacement in Mali

As of February 2014, there were nearly 200,000 internally displaced people (IDPs), with nearly half left behind in Mali’s southern cities.

20 February 2014 | Map

Left behind: IDPs forgotten in Mali’s southern cities

Nearly two years since the onset of the crisis, there are 200,000 IDPs in Mali, of which half have been left behind in southern cities.

20 February 2014 | Briefing Paper

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.

23 July 2013 | Blog Post

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.

22 May 2013 | Blog Post

A cautious return: Malian IDPs prepare to go home

The military campaign to retake control of northern Mali from Islamist rebels has raised hopes among IDPs that they could soon be going home - but what will they be going home to?

20 February 2013 | Briefing Paper

Nowhere to run: Fleeing Malians struggle to find safety and assistance

IDMC briefing paper reports thousands of Malians have been forced to flee homes following military intervention in January 2012

23 January 2013 | Blog Post

Nowhere to run: Fleeing Malians struggle to find safety and assistance

More displacements are expected across the country as the fighting and violence are likely to intensify over the next few weeks as more French and African troops are deployed

21 January 2013 | Briefing Paper

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