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
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
The GRID 2016 report covers internal displacement caused by conflict and sudden-onset disasters. In addition it also explores displacement currently "off the grid", such as that caused by criminal and gang violence, slow-onset disasters like drought, and development projects.
11 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
The UNHCR High Commissioner's dialogue 16-17 December 2015 presents a unique opportunity to encourage political actors, development experts, human rights advocates, data specialists and many others to inform responses to displacement upon sound analysis and understanding of the underlying drivers of displacement. IDMC's new briefing paper can help all re-think displacement in the context of today's crises. <!-- Sustainably preventing and resolving displacement requires an understanding of the complex interaction of the various drivers that overlap, accumulate and lead to displacement. -->
08 December 2015 | Publication
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
26 August 2015 | Map
As of July 2015, there were more than 1.8 million people displaced by insurgency, counter-insurgency and other related violence in Pakistan.
24 August 2015 | Overview
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
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
In 2014, over 95 per cent of the 220,000 people newly displaced in the country took place in Kenya’s north east. Here, IDMC asks: What has led to this spike in new displacement?
21 May 2015 | Blog Post
Our latest report revealed that 38 million people have been displaced within their own country by conflict or violence, the equivalent of the total populations of London, New York and Beijing combined.
15 May 2015 | Blog Post
This report examines displacement across India resulting from armed conflict and inter-communal violence for which a comprehensive national response is urgently needed.
20 April 2015 | Overview