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
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
The World Humanitarian Summit is a great opportunity for states and other stakeholders to state their commitment to building regional and national normative frameworks to protect IDPs.
19 May 2016 | Publication
An eye witness account on the current displacement situation in Burundi where thousands of people are fleeing their homes due to political unrest.
22 December 2015 | Blog Post
Second of a series of thematic papers that contributes to understanding resilience in the context of multiple displacement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
20 November 2015 | Publication
Kenya has one of the most articulated IDP frameworks in the world, but additional steps may be required for it to become fully operational.
28 August 2015 | Publication
IDMC recommends a series of normative actions for Kenya to complete the work initiated with the adoption of the IDP Act in 2012 and the drafting of the IDP policy.
21 August 2015 | Publication
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
This map shows the internal displacement in the Central African Republic as of May 2015
26 May 2015 | Map
More than 426,200 IDPs in the Central African Republic continue to live in limbo as a result of the current conflict and communal violence and despite reconciliation efforts.
26 May 2015 | Overview
IDMC organised a training workshop in partnership with the Norwegian Refugee Council and the AU Commission to promote the ratification and the implementation of the Kampala Convention.
11 May 2015 | Publication
Analysts for Central Africa had the opportunity to gather data on internally displaced people who have suffered repeated displacement and to hear firsthand their stories of survival.
30 April 2015 | Blog Post
First in a series of thematic papers that contributes to understanding resilience in the context of multiple displacement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
30 April 2015 | Publication
IDMC gathered national institutions, humanitarian agencies, CSOs and IDP representatives to discuss the steps required for the draft policy to be adopted and implemented in Somaliland .
23 April 2015 | Publication
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
As Nigerians prepare to vote in the presidential election on Saturday, there are concerns that over 1.2 million displaced people will be unable to access polling stations.
26 March 2015 | Blog Post
This map shows the internal displacement in Somalia as of March 2015.
18 March 2015 | Map
The government has taken an important step towards IDP protection by adopting a national policy on internal displacement, but challenges remain as the country struggles to find peace and stability.
18 March 2015 | Overview
This map shows the internal displacement in Burundi as of March 2015.
04 March 2015 | Map
In Burundi, thousands of IDPs still live in protracted displacement. Their prospects for durable solutions might increase with the forthcoming elections and the renewed engagement of the government.
04 March 2015 | Overview
This map shows the internal displacement in Côte d'Ivoire as of February 2015.
26 February 2015 | Map
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 workshops aim to provide technical support to national processes. This was the case of the workshop held in Harare in November 2014 when different stakeholders were convened to discuss the findings of a study on the domestic displacement framework.
03 February 2015 | Publication
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