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Leaving no one behind: internal displacement and the New Urban Agenda

As UN member states commit to the New Urban Agenda for the next 20 years, this paper sets out the specific challenges facing people internally displaced to and within urban areas and related recommendations to ensure they benefit from the implementation of the agenda and are not ‘left behind’.

11 October 2016 | Publication

Indonesia: Internal displacement as of July 2015

This map shows the internal displacement in Indonesia as of July2015.

11 August 2015 | Map

Forgotten displacement: why it’s time to address the needs of West Timor’s protracted IDPs

After 15 years in displacement, an estimated 22,000 IDPs in West Timor, Indonesia are at risk of being forgotten and urgently need land access and tenure security.

22 July 2015 | Briefing Paper

West Timor: Internal displacement as of July 2015

This map shows the internal displacement in West Timor as of July2015.

22 July 2015 | Map

Urban informal settlers displaced by disasters: challenges to housing responses

IDMC's report explores the challenges in terms of providing sustainable housing assistance to informal urban settlers displaced by disasters. It looks at nine case studies from Asia, America and Europe.

05 June 2015 | Publication

Dr Chaloka Beyani: "The right to adequate housing allows IDPs to get back their dignity and begin rebuilding shattered lives"

IDMC launched its latest report "Home sweet home: Housing practices and tools that support durable solutions for IDPs" featuring a key note speech from Dr.Chaloka Beyani.

09 April 2015 | Blog Post

Home sweet home: housing practices and tools that support durable solutions for urban IDPs

This report presents housing practices and tools that address challenges to adequate housing in urban displacement situations in Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle-East.

25 March 2015 | Publication

Philipines: internal displacement in 2014

This map shows the internal displacement in the Philippines in 2014 (including conflict and disasters).

10 February 2015 | Map

Philippines: long-term recovery challenges remain in the wake of massive displacement

In the wake of large-scale displacement resulting both from conflict and disasters, there is a need to ensure comprehensive solutions that address the long-term recovery challenges of IDPs.

10 February 2015 | Overview

Bangladesh: comprehensive response required to complex displacement crisis

In the Chittagong Hill Tracts and elsewhere in Bangladesh, IDPs as a result of conflict, inter-communal violence, disasters, climate change and development projects need assistance and protection.

19 January 2015 | Overview

Bangladesh: internal displacement as of January 2015

This map shows the internal displacement in Bangladesh as of January 2015.

19 January 2015 | Map

Violence, land grabbing and discrimination: Why minorities in Bangladesh continue to suffer from new and protracted displacement

Ongoing tensions and violence continue to cause new displacement in certain areas in Bangladesh. Access to land rights must be guaranteed to help displaced minorities reach durable solutions.

19 January 2015 | Blog Post

Philippines: Why housing rights must be prioritised to end displacement of Zamboanga’s urban poor

This briefing paper highlights current gaps in the response to those displaced by conflict since September 2013 in Zamboanga city in the southern island of Mindanao, the Philippines

15 January 2015 | Briefing Paper

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Ethno-political agendas still prolonging displacement

Ethnic divisions are still prolonging internal displacement in Bosnia and Herzegovina nearly twenty years after the war ended despite massive international assistance over that period.

19 November 2014 | Overview

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Internal displacement as of 14 november 2014

This map shows the internal displacement in Bosnia and Herzegovina as of November 2014

19 November 2014 | Map

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

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

Divided and displaced in Ukraine: two groups facing two different futures?

IDPs from Crimea and eastern Ukraine facing distinct outstanding needs flee their homes for different reasons, as resources of host communities and volunteers near exhaustion.

15 August 2014 | Blog Post

Why unresolved land issues lay at the heart of displacement in Kenya’s Coast region

Thousands of people from Kenya’s coastal region face ongoing displacement and forced evictions. A new report explains how unresolved grievances from the past continue to pose major risks for the population today.

03 July 2014 | Blog Post

Unfinished business: Kenya’s efforts to address displacement and land issues in Coast Region

The report analyses displacement in Kenya’s Coast region, identifies land issues as key triggers and obstacles to durable solutions, and recommends actions to address them.

03 July 2014 | Publication

Peak displacement numbers in Afghanistan reported from June 2013 – April 2014

Peak numbers of IDPs reported emphasis fluid nature of displacement with main causes being: conflict; harassment, intimidation, extortion and forced recruitment by NSGAs; and insecurity.

19 June 2014 | Map

As humanitarian space shrinks, IDP policy must be implemented

Implementation of Afghanistan’s National IDP Policy is critical to addressing the chronic and acute needs of IDPs in a shrinking humanitarian space.

19 June 2014 | Overview

Submission to the European Commission on Serbia

In a submission to the European Commission on Serbia, IDMC raises outstanding protection issues for IDPs.

21 May 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

Submission to the European Commission on Kosovo

In a submission to the European Commission on Serbia, IDMC raises outstanding protection issues for IDPs

21 May 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

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