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New humanitarian frontiers: Addressing criminal violence in Mexico and Central America

Parts of Central America and Mexico are suffering a humanitarian crisis which stems directly from expanding criminal violence. How could humanitarian actors help national governments to protect people affected by violence?

22 October 2015 | Publication

Global Estimates 2015: People displaced by disasters

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.

20 July 2015 | Publication

Guest blogger Elizabeth Ferris describes “the dangers of mainstreaming IDPs into oblivion”

Increasingly, international humanitarians talk about the protection of civilians, vulnerable groups, and affected populations rather than about internally displaced persons (IDPs). What dangers could this pose to IDPs?

29 January 2015 | Blog Post

IDMC’s annual flagship report reveals record breaking IDP figures for second year running

IDMC reveals 33.3 million people were internally displaced by conflict in 2013, with a full 63% in just 5 countries.

14 May 2014 | Blog Post

Girl, disrupted

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.

07 March 2014 | Publication

Girl, disrupted: challenges for internally displaced girls worldwide

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.

07 March 2014 | Blog Post

Displacement continues despite hopes for peace

Despite the optimism surrounding the peace process in seeking to end a decades-old war, Colombia continues to suffer one of the world’s most dramatic humanitarian emergencies. As one of the countries with the largest populations of internally displaced people worldwide, roughly 300,000 people are internally displaced each year.

14 January 2014 | Overview

Mexico: Internal displacement in brief

Public census results correlated with data on homicides and criminality show a strong causal relationship between violence and internal displacement in Mexico.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Honduras: Internal displacement in brief

Criminal violence by local gangs and transnational drug trafficking organisations have forced at least 17,000 people to flee their homes in Honduras in recent years, according to civil society monitors.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Peru: Internal displacement in brief

Peru’s internal armed conflict in the 1980s and 1990s displaced around 500,000 people, according to the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Internal Displacement in the Americas

There were as many as six million IDPs in the Americas as of the end of 2013, forced to flee their homes by war, violence and human rights violations. The vast majority were in Colombia, where the government put their number at nearly 5.5 million.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Criminal violence and internal displacement in Mexico: evidence, perception and challenges

Video presenting evidence of violence-induced internal displacement in Mexico, the ways in which both society and the government addressed it, and the challenges ahead for Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration.

05 November 2013 | Blog Post

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UPR Submission Mexico 2013

Since 2007, Mexico has been confronted with an unprecedented wave of criminal violence, with criminal organizations combatting each other and, to a lesser degree, the State. This violence has had manifold impacts on the civilian population, which were acknowledged in the report of the Working Group on the review of Mexico.

01 November 2013 | Human Rights Mechanism

Haiti, 3 years on, remains a humanitarian crisis in dire need of a development solution

IDMC’s latest report on Haiti highlights the dire situation that internally displaced people continue to suffer three years after the 2010 earthquake

11 January 2013 | Blog Post

A humanitarian crisis in need of a development solution

Natural hazards on top of extreme vulnerability create acute and ongoing disaster and displacement risk in Haiti

20 December 2012 | Overview

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Americas

IDMC's page for the Americas provides an overview of the latest figures and key concerns facing internally displaced people in the region.

31 July 2012 | Region Page

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Mexico

IDMC's Mexico page provides an overview of the latest figures and key concerns facing internally displaced people in the country.

31 July 2012 | Country Page

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Haiti

IDMC's Haiti page provides an overview of the latest figures and key concerns facing internally displaced people in the country.

31 July 2012 | Country Page

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Peru

IDMC's Peru page provides an overview of the latest figures and key concerns facing internally displaced people in the country.

31 July 2012 | Country Page

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Colombia

IDMC's Colombia page provides an overview of the latest figures and key concerns facing internally displaced people in the country.

31 July 2012 | Country Page

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Guatemala

IDMC's Guatemala page provides an overview of the latest figures and key concerns facing internally displaced people in the country.

31 July 2012 | Country Page

Honduras

31 July 2012 | Country Page

Forced displacement linked to transnational organised crime in Mexico

In this ground breaking study, IDMC analyzes and assesses the impact that intense criminal violence has had on forced displacement in Mexico.

01 May 2012 | Publication

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