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The future is here, ahead of schedule: detecting incidents of displacement through machine learning and natural language processing

The head of our Data & Analysis department, Justin Ginnetti, shares his initial reflections and takeaways on the IDETECT challenge which ended in April.

11 May 2017 | Blog Post

Painting a clearer picture with ‘flawed’ and ‘messy’ data

Compiling global figures on internal displacement, refugee statistics or international migration is a maddening, humbling experience. How can we improve data quality and ensure it is collected and used responsibly?

24 March 2017 | Blog Post

#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

Driving global efforts to reduce internal displacement: thoughts from Istanbul

As the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), Istanbul, 23-24 May 2016, explicitly recognises internal displacement as a “complex political and development challenge”, IDMC highlights the need to address the underlying drivers of displacement and calls for better data collection.

24 May 2016 | Blog Post

From words to action: How IDMC will help governments as the Nansen Initiative shifts to its implementation phase

This week more than 100 governments came together for the Nansen Initiative’s global consultation to discuss what is needed to protect people displaced across borders in the context of disasters and the effects of climate change.

15 October 2015 | Blog Post

The risk of disaster-induced displacement in South Asia

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.

31 March 2015 | Publication

Disaster-related displacement risk: Measuring the risk and addressing its drivers

IDMC's report forecasts an increased risk of global displacement caused by disasters, and calls for a stronger link between displacement and disaster risk reduction.

12 March 2015 | Publication

The risk of disaster-induced displacement in south-east Asia and China

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.

15 October 2014 | Publication

Can you prevent displacement? IDMC unveils new simulator to show how it's done

IDMC unveils its latest tool to measure pastoralists are at risk of drought-related displacement - and how to prevent it.

17 June 2014 | Blog Post

Assessing drought displacement risk for Kenyan, Ethiopian and Somali pastoralists

IDMC examines how drought and other factors influence the scale, scope and patterns of drought-related displacement of pastoralists in the Horn of Africa.

21 May 2014 | Publication

Technical paper: The risk of disaster-induced displacement in the Pacific island states

This technical paper represents an initial attempt to assess the risk of disaster-induced displacement in 21 island states in the South Pacific.

14 January 2014 | Publication

Update from COP19: Displacement sidelined as negotiations bottleneck around money talk

IDMC expresses concern over COP19 agenda as focus turns towards issues of compensation and discussions on population displacement are sidelined.

22 November 2013 | Blog Post

IDMC lauds the Philippines for landmark bill on human rights

IDMC applauds the Philippine government for approving a landmark piece of legislation that will protect the rights of millions of people living in or at-risk of displacement

05 February 2013 | Blog Post

Will we wake up on climate change?

IDMC discusses concerns about the human dimensions of climate change at the annual UN conference on climate change.

03 December 2012 | Blog Post

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