This briefing paper provides policy-makers, agencies, civil society and other stakeholders with a summary of how displacement is positioned in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (SFDRR) as a critical issue for reducing disaster risk.
16 February 2017 | Publication
To mark International Migrants Day on 18 December, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, the new Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), talks about her new role and highlights the need of a synchronised approach towards migrants, refugees and IDPs in order to assure effective and relevant policies as well as appropriate levels and allocation of funding.
16 December 2016 | 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
Following an overview of the global framework for IDPs’ protection and assistance, this study outlines lessons from national and regional processes such as the development and adoption of the Kampala Convention, with a view to informing similar endeavours in the future.
04 November 2016 | Publication
Guest bloggers Laurie Wiseberg and Mirak Raheem discuss the recently approved “National Policy on Durable Solutions for Conflict-affected Displacement” and its implementation.
02 September 2016 | Blog Post
This map shows the internal displacement in Afghanistan as of June 2015.
16 July 2015 | Map
At least 948,000 people currently live in internal displacement as a result of conflict and violence in Afghanistan, including 103,000 displaced in the first six months of 2015.
16 July 2015 | Overview
IDMC estimates there were at least 275,000 Palestinian IDPs in the Israeli occupied territories.
26 March 2015 | Blog Post
With over one million people fleeing from Ukraine, IDMC analyses the country's IDP registration process.
19 March 2015 | Blog Post
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
The paper illustrates the Kampala Convention's achievements two years later, and how signatory countries have taken different approaches to implementing its provisions.
08 December 2014 | Publication
IDMC examines how drought and other factors influence the scale, scope and patterns of drought-related displacement of pastoralists in the Horn of Africa.
21 May 2014 | Publication
To promote and facilitate a rights-based approach to disaster relief, the IASC adopted the following guidlines (revised since 2006)
01 January 2011 | Publication
Download the full text of the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa, also known as the Kampala Convention
01 October 2010 | Publication
The Framework addresses the key principles and criteria for the search for, and achievement of, durable solutions for internally displaced people following conflict or natural disasters
01 April 2010 | Publication
This Handbook provides legal and operational guidance on protection in complex emergencies, in particular in situations of internal displacement
01 December 2007 | Publication
Building on the Pinheiro Principles, this Handbook provides important and practical guidance to all those working on housing and property restitution issues for internally displaced persons and refugees
01 July 2007 | Publication
This national responsibility framework is intended to help governments address the problem of internal displacement in their countries in all its aspects
01 April 2005 | Publication
This article aims to show how the Guiding Principles have effectively made maximum use of international human rights and humanitarian law
01 August 2002 | Publication
The international standards for the protection and assistance of internally displaced peoplel, the UN's Guiding Principles are available to download from IDMC in English and French
01 August 1998 | Publication