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Ukraine: Translating IDPs' protection into legislative action

More than 1.6 million people are registered as internally displaced in Ukraine.This paper provides an overview of issues that have emerged during Ukraine’s development of a normative response to internal displacement, and the challenges inherent in implementing the regulatory framework that was established at the onset of the crisis.

19 December 2016 | Publication

Making the invisible visible – and empowered

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

2016 Africa Report on Internal Displacement

The Africa Report on Internal Displacement, launched with the support from the African Union and the Norwegian Refugee Council, is the first IDMC’s report focusing on a single continent. The report expands on data and analysis available in our annual Global Report on Internal Displacement including new figures from the first half of 2016.

09 December 2016 | Publication

What does development-caused displacement look like in Africa?

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

Internal Displacement Update (3 - 16 November 2016)

This update presents key internal displacement developments from 3 to 16 November 2016.

23 November 2016 | Publication

Internal Displacement Update (20 October - 2 November 2016)

This update presents key internal displacement developments and policy updates from 20 October to 2 November 2016.

09 November 2016 | Publication

Regulatory Frameworks on Internal Displacement

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

Seizing the momentum: Displacement on the global climate change agenda

IDMC's new briefing paper explains how the need to ratchet up efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change is made ever more urgent by the millions of people being displaced from their homes year by climate-related disasters.

02 November 2016 | Publication

Quarterly Update July - September 2016

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of IDMC between 1 July and 30 September 2016.

27 October 2016 | Publication

Internal Displacement Update (6 - 19 October 2016)

This update presents key internal displacement developments and policy updates from 6 to 19 October 2016.

24 October 2016 | Publication

Internal Displacement Update (1 September - 10 October 2016)

This update presents key internal displacement developments and policy updates from 1 September to 10 October 2016.

11 October 2016 | Publication

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

Internal Displacement Update (Jan-Aug 2016)

This update is based on internal displacement figures made available to IDMC across 16 countries from January-August 2016.

16 September 2016 | Publication

New policy on durable solutions in Sri Lanka: the challenge of implementation

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

Quarterly Update April - June 2016

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of IDMC between 1 April and 30 June 2016.

28 July 2016 | Publication

Annual Report 2015

IDMC is happy to present its Annual Report 2015 which looks back to our achievements and successes but also considers some of the strategic tasks ahead for IDMC.

26 July 2016 | Publication

If you don’t measure, you don’t know: the invisible plight of elderly IDPs

The elderly are usually the last to flee from an unfolding conflict or disaster. Once displaced, many are vulnerable to poor health and face greater obstacles to restoring livelihoods and achieving durable solutions.

25 July 2016 | Blog Post

A Call to Action: tackling displacement in Central America

As an invisible humanitarian crisis intensifies as a result of drug and criminal violence in Mexico and Central America’s Northern Triangle, a regional call to action provides reason to be cautiously optimistic.

21 July 2016 | Blog Post

Joint expert statement on internally displaced persons

IDMC has signed a join expert statement on internally displaced persons to present at the High Level Meeting to Address Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants (19 September 2016).

18 July 2016 | Publication

Pushed Aside - Displaced for "Development" in India

This report documents and analyses the scale, process and impacts of displacement caused by development projects and business activities. IDMC shows through nine cases in India that IDPs suffer detrimental impacts and rarely recover. As the world embarks on implementing the post-2015 global development agendas, IDMC calls for people displaced by development projects and business activities to be priority beneficiaries of development work.

14 July 2016 | Publication

Ignoring the roots of Europe’s refugee influx

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

Driving global efforts to reduce internal displacement: thoughts from Istanbul

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

From Kampala to Istanbul: Advancing global accountability for IDPs through law and policy making

The World Humanitarian Summit is a great opportunity for states and other stakeholders to state their commitment to building regional and national normative frameworks to protect IDPs.

19 May 2016 | Publication

2016 Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID 2016)

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

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