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50 Years of Occupation: Displacement and Dispossession in Palestine

The nature of displacement in Palestine is unique among present day humanitarian crises, and remains directly related to the impact of protracted occupation. Now in its 50th year, the occupation continues to escalate with no end to it in sight. Itay Epshtain, NRC Palestine Policy Advisor, reflects on the role of humanitarians and that of States in efforts to ensure peace, security and the protection of rights in this context.

09 June 2017 | Blog Post

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

Identifying IDPs in Palestine: New thinking on monitoring internal displacement in the West Bank

This report analyses how the existing monitoring and data tools on internal displacement used in the West Bank do not provide a comprehensive estimate on IDPs and their needs.

28 September 2015 | Publication

As the conflict marches on in Yemen, its displaced citizens are close to a tipping point

The conflict in Yemen is reaching dire proportions with no clear end in sight. Here, IDMC analyses the challenges faced by over 1 million IDPs struggling to survive in a country wracked by turmoil.

24 July 2015 | Blog Post

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

Internal displacement in Iraq

This map shows the internal displacement in Iraq as of June 2015

30 June 2015 | Map

Iraq: IDPs caught between a rock and a hard place as displacement crisis deepens

Violence against civilians in Iraq has driven three million people into internal displacement in just eighteen months, with access to safety dramatically restricted by the fragmentation of society.

30 June 2015 | Overview

A timeline of key events and internal displacement in Yemen

IDP figures and key events in Yemen since 2004 highlights the scale of displacement triggered by the recent conflict between Yemeni security forces and Houthi rebels.

08 June 2015 | Blog Post

Libya: internal displacement as of March 2015

This map shows the internal displacement in Libya as of March 2015.

30 March 2015 | Map

Libya: State collapse triggers mass displacement

Increased violence and intra-tribal clashes have led to the displacement of 400,000 people inside Libya.

30 March 2015 | Overview

IDMC reiterates the importance of monitoring internal displacement in the context of occupied Palestine at the Human Rights Council

IDMC estimates there were at least 275,000 Palestinian IDPs in the Israeli occupied territories.

26 March 2015 | Blog Post

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

Occupied Palestine: Displacement as of October 2014

This map shows the internal displacement in Occupied Palestine as of October 2014

27 October 2014 | Map

Occupied Palestine: A policy of displacement and dispossession amid renewed conflict

An overview on forced displacement in Palestine; from a protracted issue dating from the beginning of occupation in 1967, to the latest legal implications.

27 October 2014 | Overview

Displacement in Syria as of 21 October 2014

Latest IDMC overview on forced displacement in Syria, from 2011 to the end of 2014.

21 October 2014 | Map

Syria: Forsaken IDPs adrift inside a fragmenting state

Once a stable middle-income country that hosted refugees from all over the region and beyond just four years ago, Syria is now experiencing a displacement and protection crisis of a magnitude the world has not seen for many years.

21 October 2014 | Overview

Submission to the 112th session of the UN Human Rights Committee for October review of Israel

IDMC report on forced displacement of Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, for consideration during Israel’s ICCPR review in October.

02 October 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

Displacement in Yemen as of 31 July 2014

This map shows the internal displacement in Yemen as of July 2014

18 September 2014 | Map

Yemen: resolving displacement essential for long-term peace and stability

IDMC highlights key protection issues and obstacles to durable solutions for Yemen’s IDPs in the context of the country’s political, humanitarian and socio-economic crises.

18 September 2014 | Overview

Israeli forced transfer of Palestinian Bedouins: IDMC joins 42 other NGOs calling on world leaders to stop the implementation of the plan

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.

16 September 2014 | Publication

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“Where can I find safety?” - IDMC analyst provides the latest on displacement in Gaza

There are today over 240,000 IDPs trapped inside of the Gaza Strip. Watch IDMC’s latest statement at the emergency session of the UN Human Rights Council last week.

30 July 2014 | Blog Post

Oral Statement by IDMC to the 21st Special Session of the Human Rights Council, 23th July 2014: Situation in Gaza

where will the displaced go? Statement by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center, IDMC to the 21st Special Session of the Human Rights Council, 23th July 2014, situation in Gaza

23 July 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

Iraq: The displacement crisis that was waiting to happen

With over 500,000 people fleeing Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city in June and more than 700,000 people internally displaced in the rest country since January 2014, IDMC breaks these figures down to show the deeper dynamics affecting this current crisis.

03 July 2014 | 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

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