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Quarterly Update October - December 2012

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) between 1 October and 31 December 2012.

31 December 2012 | Publication

Kyrgyzstan: Internal displacement in brief

Continued impunity for the crimes committed and a lack of reparation for the victims of the violence continue to constitute significant obstacles to remaining IDPs

31 December 2012 | Summary

IDPs' significant needs remain as inter-communal violence increases

Many assume that the emergency has ended, however there are still humanitarian needs for the IDPs

28 December 2012 | Overview

A humanitarian crisis in need of a development solution

Natural hazards on top of extreme vulnerability create acute and ongoing disaster and displacement risk in Haiti

20 December 2012 | Overview

Internal displacement continues amid multiple crises

Internal displacement has taken place in the context of an increasing socio-economic crisis made worse by rising commodity prices

17 December 2012 | Overview

West Africans bubble with pride as they welcome landmark treaty with rounds of applause

IDMC’s Kim Mancini joins representatives of government, police, civil society organisations, and the UN in Nigeria to celebrate first continental treaty on internal displacement coming into force.

07 December 2012 | Blog Post

Africa unites on human rights: A media guide to the Kampala Convention

The adoption of the Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Africa by the African Union (AU) in October 2009 is an historic accomplishment.

06 December 2012 | Publication

What the Kampala Convention means – concretely- for human rights in Africa and in the world

The African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa or the Kampala Convention became legally binding Thursday, 6 December 2012.

06 December 2012 | Blog Post

Will we wake up on climate change?

IDMC discusses concerns about the human dimensions of climate change at the annual UN conference on climate change.

03 December 2012 | Blog Post

IDPs rebuilding lives amid a delicate peace

Côte d’Ivoire witnessed the world’s largest new internal displacement event after contested presidential election results in 2010 sparked a violent conflict for political control

28 November 2012 | Overview

Challenges of IDP Protection: Research study on the protection of internally displaced persons in Afghanistan

IDMC and NRC highlight the worrying conditions faced by the growing numbers of internally displaced people across Afghanistan.

01 November 2012 | Publication

Internal displacement and the Kampala Convention: an opportunity for development actors

Analytical Paper on the Relevance of Human Rights Approaches for Development Activities Targeting Conflict- and Disaster-Induced Displacement in Africa

01 November 2012 | Publication

A hidden displacement crisis

Among those registered as having returned, many have not been able to achieve a durable solution but continue to face difficulties in accessing basic necessities, in rebuilding their livelihoods, and in exercising their civil rights

31 October 2012 | Overview

IDMC

The new peace agreement in the Philippines is an opportunity to address internal displacement in Mindanao

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) welcomes the signing this week of a peace deal by the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the country's main Muslim rebel group.

19 October 2012 | Briefing Paper

Durable solutions still elusive 13 years after conflict

Widespread discrimination against Serbs and Roma people has made it difficult for IDPs to return to areas where they constitute a minority

10 October 2012 | Overview

IDMC

Kosovo: Durable solutions still elusive 13 years after conflict

The number of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Kosovo has dropped slightly in recent years. A September 2012 estimate by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) put the figure at 17,900, compared with around 19,700 in 2009. Most ethnic Serb IDPs live in northern Kosovo, where they rely on a system of education, policing and health care services provided entirely by Serbia.

10 October 2012 | Country Profile

Internal displacement in Africa: A development challenge

IDMC explores challenges of developmental issues when looking for durable solutions to the problem of displacement.

02 October 2012 | Publication

Activity Report 2011

Discover the activities IDMC was engaged in in 2011 in its on-going efforts to protect and respect the rights of internally displaced people

01 October 2012 | Publication

IDMC

Mali: Northern takeover internally displaces at least 118,000 people

Few could have predicted that Mali, long considered a beacon of democracy in West Africa, would in less than a year see half its territory overrun by Islamic militants and a tenth of its northern population internally displaced.

01 October 2012 | Overview

Internal displacement and vulnerability of pastoralist communities in northern Kenya

IDMC investigates the situation faced by displaced pastoralists in Kenya; the causes of their displacement, the legal basis for their protection and the shortcomings in response.

01 October 2012 | Publication

Quarterly Update July - September 2012

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) between 1 July and 30 September 2012.

30 September 2012 | Publication

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