Timor-Leste: Internal displacement in brief

The majority of Timor-Leste’s population of just over one million has experienced violent displacement at least once

31 December 2011 | Summary

Guatemala: Internal displacement in brief

The conflict ended in 1996 and left between 500,000 and 1.5 million people internally displaced, with many in the shanty towns of the capital Guatemala City

31 December 2011 | Summary

Quarterly Update October - December 2011

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) between 1 October and 31 December 2011.

31 December 2011 | Publication

Cyprus: Internal displacement in brief

While the island remains divided and the conflict unresolved, return of IDPs to their original homes remains largely impossible

31 December 2011 | Summary

Niger: Internal displacement in brief

Humanitarians have focused efforts on responding to the increasing food insecurity in the country, by targeting vulnerable groups including IDPs

31 December 2011 | Summary

Progress on internal displacement response needed

Most IDPs who are unable to return home cite a combination of insecurity and a lack of guarantees for political activity as their main obstacles

30 December 2011 | Overview


Bangladesh: Progress on internal displacement response needed

Twenty years of armed struggle in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), pitting the armed forces and Bengali settlers against indigenous groups seeking greater autonomy, formally ended in 1997 with the signing of the CHT Peace Accord.

30 December 2011 | Country Profile

Improved government response yet to have impact for IDPs

Colombia’s government has changed its discourse in favour of those who have suffered human rights violations within the country. However, it is yet to translate this into effective action

29 December 2011 | Overview


Colombia: Property restitution in sight but integration still distant (December 2011)

Colombia’s government, led since 2010 by President Juan Manuel Santos, has changed its discourse in favour of those who have suffered human rights violations due the conflict and violence within the country.

29 December 2011 | Country Profile

Durable solutions remain elusive for many IDPs while thousands are newly displaced by military operations in Papua

After the government wound up its IDP strategy in 2004, people displaced by conflict were no longer recognised as a vulnerable group deserving specific attention

22 December 2011 | Overview


Indonesia: Durable solutions remain elusive for many IDPs while thousands are newly displaced by military operations in Papua

During 2011, thousands of people were displaced by renewed inter-communal violence in Maluku province and by counter-insurgency operations targeting Free Papua Movement (OPM) rebels in Papua province.

22 December 2011 | Country Profile

Unknown numbers of IDPs still need humanitarian assistance as well as support for long-term durable solutions

A significant proportion of IDPs would choose to integrate in the place they were displaced to, but their lack of security of tenure presents a major obstacle to this

20 December 2011 | Overview

New displacement and worsening humanitarian and protection crisis for IDPs

The famine threatened the lives of many of the 1.5 million people displaced by conflict, with malnutrition rates among IDPs in Mogadishu and Afgoye up to three times the critical emergency threshold

09 December 2011 | Overview

Workshop on durable solutions for internally displaced people

The National Commission on Land and Other Properties (Commission Nationale des Terres et Autres Biens or CNTB) in collaboration with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and its Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) organised a workshop on the role of the CNTB in promoting durable solutions for internally displaced people (IDPs), on 10 November 2011 at Chez André in Bujumbura.

01 December 2011 | Publication

Sanctuary in the city?

These studies are part of ongoing work on urban displacement in Nairobi, conducted between 2010 and 2011 to explore the phenomenon of displacement in the urban environment and the implications and challenges it poses for humanitarian action

01 December 2011 | Publication

Displacement due to criminal and communal violence

Instances of mass displacement have been recorded in Tamaulipas, Michoacán and Guerrero states

25 November 2011 | Overview


Mexico: Displacement due to criminal and communal violence

There are currently several situations of internal displacement in Mexico. Possibly the largest has been caused since 2007 by the violence of drug cartels and the government’s military response. This has caused displacement in the states of Chihuahua, Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Durango, Guerrero, Sinaloa and Michoacán.

25 November 2011 | Country Profile

Buddhist minority declines the 'deep south' due to protracted armed conflict

Buddhist civilians targeted by the insurgents because of their real or perceived association with the Thai state have fled their homes in large numbers

15 November 2011 | Overview


Syria: State policies and military actions continue to threaten further displacement

Since 2005, internal displacement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories has largely been the result of house demolitions and land confiscation by the government of Israel in connection with the construction of the West Bank Wall.

11 November 2011 | Overview

Many IDPs return but concerns persist for certain displaced groups

The armed conflict in Libya, which has led to the end of the 41-year rule of Muammar Qadhafi, has caused several waves of internal displacement

07 November 2011 | Overview

Unlocking the protracted displacement of refugees and internally displaced persons

IDMC paper considering in what way international actors should frame protracted displacements and the search for durable solutions to these crises.

01 November 2011 | Publication


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