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Guatemala: structural violence driving displacement and disrupting indigenous communities, especially women

Against a backdrop of pervasive violence in the region, indigenous communities in Guatemala struggle to resist being displaced by various pressures, ranging from climate change to economic development project encroachments on their ancestral. In this blog, researchers Ananda S. Millard and Gloria Lara-Florian describe some initial findings from their research for an IDMC project examining internal displacement in the context of criminal violence in the region.

18 April 2018 | Blog Post

Seven years of sadness in Syria

As if Syrian government offensives were not driving enough people from their homes, a Turkish intervention in the north has forced tens of thousands more to flee.

23 March 2018 | Blog Post

Searching for solutions: Lessons for Syria

Since the outbreak of conflict in Syria in 2011, close to half the country’s pre-war population has been displaced. In order to facilitate progress towards durable solutions for displaced populations, this review identifies lessons learned from Iraq, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Bosnia, and Kosovo to provide recommendations for operational actors working with displacement-affected communities.

21 March 2018 | Publication

Internal displacement is not a footnote

Three reasons why internal displacement should be more firmly embedded in the global compact on refugees.

16 February 2018 | Blog Post

UnSettlement: Urban displacement in the 21st Century

This new thematic series presents IDMC's and partners’ research on the scale, nature, and dynamics of urban internal displacement across the world. Empirical evidence is presented from the perspective of both internally displaced people and that of the cities they flee to.

09 February 2018 | Publication

Urban myths? Debunking claims about displacement in cities

Urban experts, planners, humanitarians and development organisations gather in Kuala Lumpur this week for the 9th World Urban Forum. Under the slogan of Cities for All, they discuss how growing mega-cities and rapidly transforming towns present opportunities and risks in equal measure.

08 February 2018 | Blog Post

Quarterly Update October - December 2017

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of IDMC between 1 October and 31 December 2017.

31 January 2018 | Publication

While the migration agenda moves forward, IDPs keep getting side-tracked

Experts at the first International Forum on Migration Statistics this month talked extensively about the need for more data on human mobility to support the 2030 Agenda. Yet despite the clear nexus between internal displacement and the Sustainable Development Goals, little if any attention was given to the issue. IDMC’s researcher Christelle Cazabat shares her views and explains why this was a major oversight

30 January 2018 | Blog Post

Escaping war: where to next?

This new report from IDMC and NRC presents the findings of a comprehensive assessment of the protection needs of internally displaced people across Afghanistan. This follows on from a similar assessment carried out in 2012 when NRC/IDMC published the first in-depth study looking at the impact of displacement for Afghans.

24 January 2018 | Publication

2018: Turning the tide on internal displacement

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, and of IDMC itself. At IDMC we start the new year with renewed energy and determination. We commit to elevating the issue of internal displacement within the debates on displacement and migration that have dominated the post-2015 global policy agenda and that have, to date, excluded the tens of millions of people who live in displacement within the borders of their own countries and receive little political attention or support.

08 January 2018 | Blog Post

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