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Quarterly Update October - December 2015

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) between 1 October and 31 December 2015.

29 January 2016 | Publication

“A recipe for violence”: The impact of Burundi’s downward spiral on displacement

An eye witness account on the current displacement situation in Burundi where thousands of people are fleeing their homes due to political unrest.

22 December 2015 | Blog Post

The drivers that force people to flee

As the world commemorates International Migrants Day, IDMC highlights that international responses to forced displacement should be informed by a sound understanding of the complex drivers that force people to leave their homes.

18 December 2015 | Blog Post

IDMC strategy: 2015 - 2020

NRC established IDMC in 1998 in response to a gap in the protection and assistance provided to internally displaced people, and a request from the IASC for comprehensive global data to inform efforts to address it. Today our mandate is as relevant as ever, but we also recognise that we have to evolve to better serve the needs of policy makers, governments, the humanitarian community and IDPs themselves.

18 December 2015 | Publication

Understanding the root causes of displacement: towards a comprehensive approach to prevention and solutions

The UNHCR High Commissioner's dialogue 16-17 December 2015 presents a unique opportunity to encourage political actors, development experts, human rights advocates, data specialists and many others to inform responses to displacement upon sound analysis and understanding of the underlying drivers of displacement. IDMC's new briefing paper can help all re-think displacement in the context of today's crises. <!-- Sustainably preventing and resolving displacement requires an understanding of the complex interaction of the various drivers that overlap, accumulate and lead to displacement. -->

08 December 2015 | Publication

Human mobility in the context of climate change

As COP21 gets underway the Advisory Group on Climate Change and Human Mobility, including IDMC, has produced a set of recommendations to government delegates. The aim is to influence the final version of the Climate Change Agreement that the world's nations are set to sign up to when the conference culminates.

01 December 2015 | Publication

Driven apart: how repeated displacement changes family dynamics in eastern DRC

Second of a series of thematic papers that contributes to understanding resilience in the context of multiple displacement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

20 November 2015 | Publication

IDPs’ family cohesion at stake in eastern DRC

Analysts for Central Africa had the opportunity to gather data on internally displaced people who have suffered repeated displacement and to hear about how displacement affects young people’s family lives.

20 November 2015 | Blog Post

Quarterly Update July - September 2015

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) between 1 July and 30 September 2015.

03 November 2015 | Publication

New humanitarian frontiers: Addressing criminal violence in Mexico and Central America

Parts of Central America and Mexico are suffering a humanitarian crisis which stems directly from expanding criminal violence. How could humanitarian actors help national governments to protect people affected by violence?

22 October 2015 | Publication

Human mobility in the context of climate change: recommendations from the Advisory Group on Climate

Recommendations from the Advisory Group on Climate Change and Human Mobility to delegates negotiating in Bonn this week ahead of the UN climate change conference in Paris.

22 October 2015 | Publication

From words to action: How IDMC will help governments as the Nansen Initiative shifts to its implementation phase

This week more than 100 governments came together for the Nansen Initiative’s global consultation to discuss what is needed to protect people displaced across borders in the context of disasters and the effects of climate change.

15 October 2015 | Blog Post

Durable solutions for IDPs: challenges and way forward

The IDMC-NRC training workshop on durable solutions for IDPs is intended to build awareness on this theme among national and international responders, including States, humanitarian and development actors.

12 October 2015 | Publication

Facing eviction: Displaced urban women at increased risk

Guest bloggers Laura Cunial, Information Counselling and Legal Assistance Adviser and Kirstie Farmer, Housing Land and Property Advocacy Adviser for the Norwegian Refugee Council discuss the daily struggles of displaced women in urban areas.

07 October 2015 | Blog Post

Protracted displacement: uncertain paths to self-reliance in exile

Self-reliance is key to unlocking protracted displacement. Aid agencies are increasingly providing livelihoods assistance that reflects local complexities, but the steps IDPs take to improve self-reliance need to be better understood and supported.

30 September 2015 | Publication

Annual report 2015

Discover the activities IDMC was engaged in in 2014 in its on-going efforts to protect and respect the rights of internally displaced people

30 September 2015 | Publication

Identifying IDPs in Palestine: New thinking on monitoring internal displacement in the West Bank

This report analyses how the existing monitoring and data tools on internal displacement used in the West Bank do not provide a comprehensive estimate on IDPs and their needs.

28 September 2015 | Publication

Leaving no one behind: Internal displacement and the 2030 agenda for sustainable development

As UN member states adopt the new SDGs, it is crucial to recognise internal displacement as a development concern and ensure vulnerable IDPs are not left behind.

25 September 2015 | Publication

Displacement figures in Ukraine fail to reflect a complex reality

Gaps in Ukraine's IDP registration system mean that the scale and dynamics of displacement are not fully understood and some IDPs in need are unable to access government assistance.

03 September 2015 | Briefing Paper

A review of the normative framework in Kenya relating to the protection of IDPs

Kenya has one of the most articulated IDP frameworks in the world, but additional steps may be required for it to become fully operational.

28 August 2015 | Publication

Pakistan: solutions to displacement elusive for both new and protracted IDPs

As of July 2015, there were more than 1.8 million people displaced by insurgency, counter-insurgency and other related violence in Pakistan.

24 August 2015 | Overview

Towards a comprehensive response to internal displacement in Kenya: a roadmap for action

IDMC recommends a series of normative actions for Kenya to complete the work initiated with the adoption of the IDP Act in 2012 and the drafting of the IDP policy.

21 August 2015 | Publication

Indonesia: Internal displacement as of July 2015

This map shows the internal displacement in Indonesia as of July2015.

11 August 2015 | Map

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