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Disaster-related displacement risk: Measuring the risk and addressing its drivers

IDMC's report forecasts an increased risk of global displacement caused by disasters, and calls for a stronger link between displacement and disaster risk reduction.

12 March 2015 | Publication

Burundi: internal displacement as of March 2015

This map shows the internal displacement in Burundi as of March 2015.

04 March 2015 | Map

Burundi: guarded optimism that long-term IDPs may achieve durable solutions

In Burundi, thousands of IDPs still live in protracted displacement. Their prospects for durable solutions might increase with the forthcoming elections and the renewed engagement of the government.

04 March 2015 | Overview

Côte d'Ivoire: internal displacement as of February 2015

This map shows the internal displacement in Côte d'Ivoire as of February 2015.

26 February 2015 | Map

Côte d'Ivoire: new commitments signal hope for 300,000 still internally displaced

Significant security improvements and promising political commitments have meant that many IDPs have been able to return to their home areas since mid-2011, but more than 300,000 still live in internal displacement.

26 February 2015 | Overview

Philipines: internal displacement in 2014

This map shows the internal displacement in the Philippines in 2014 (including conflict and disasters).

10 February 2015 | Map

Philippines: long-term recovery challenges remain in the wake of massive displacement

In the wake of large-scale displacement resulting both from conflict and disasters, there is a need to ensure comprehensive solutions that address the long-term recovery challenges of IDPs.

10 February 2015 | Overview

Applying the Kampala Convention in the context of Zimbabwe

IDMC workshops aim to provide technical support to national processes. This was the case of the workshop held in Harare in November 2014 when different stakeholders were convened to discuss the findings of a study on the domestic displacement framework.

03 February 2015 | Publication

Quarterly Update October - December 2014

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) between 1 October and 31 December 2014.

30 January 2015 | Publication

Guest blogger Elizabeth Ferris describes “the dangers of mainstreaming IDPs into oblivion”

Increasingly, international humanitarians talk about the protection of civilians, vulnerable groups, and affected populations rather than about internally displaced persons (IDPs). What dangers could this pose to IDPs?

29 January 2015 | Blog Post

Bangladesh: comprehensive response required to complex displacement crisis

In the Chittagong Hill Tracts and elsewhere in Bangladesh, IDPs as a result of conflict, inter-communal violence, disasters, climate change and development projects need assistance and protection.

19 January 2015 | Overview

Bangladesh: internal displacement as of January 2015

This map shows the internal displacement in Bangladesh as of January 2015.

19 January 2015 | Map

Violence, land grabbing and discrimination: Why minorities in Bangladesh continue to suffer from new and protracted displacement

Ongoing tensions and violence continue to cause new displacement in certain areas in Bangladesh. Access to land rights must be guaranteed to help displaced minorities reach durable solutions.

19 January 2015 | Blog Post

Philippines: Why housing rights must be prioritised to end displacement of Zamboanga’s urban poor

This briefing paper highlights current gaps in the response to those displaced by conflict since September 2013 in Zamboanga city in the southern island of Mindanao, the Philippines

15 January 2015 | Briefing Paper

IDMC at Chatham House: Nigeria’s 2015 elections, Boko Haram and Security

With the Nigerian presidential and parliamentary elections due in February 2015, there are fears the violence that accompanied the polls three years ago will reoccur.

11 December 2014 | Blog Post

Papua New Guinea: invisible and neglected protracted displacement

Most of the estimated 22,500 people displaced in Papua New Guinea are living in protracted displacement, having fled their homes between four and ten years ago by ethnic conflicts or natural hazards.

11 December 2014 | Overview

4 steps the Papua New Guinea government should take to end the displacement of the Manam IDPs

Ten years after the Manam volcano erupted, over 15,000 people remain displaced. The government must provide them with durable solutions.

11 December 2014 | Blog Post

Papua New Guinea: internal displacement as of November 2014

This map shows the internal displacement in Papua New Guinea as of 28 November 2014.

11 December 2014 | Map

12 ways the Kampala Convention protects displaced people from legal limbo

Kampala Convention serves as a reminder that displacement is a problem that requires long term responses. Here we outline how it can provide legal protection to the millions of displaced people in the continent.

09 December 2014 | Blog Post

Nigeria: multiple displacement crises overshadowed by Boko Haram

In the run-up to 2015 elections, attacks by Boko Haram militants have caused an unprecedented crisis in north-eastern Nigeria, compounding other complex causes of internal displacement such as inter-communal violence and flooding.

09 December 2014 | Overview

Nigeria: internal displacement as of December 2014

This map shows the causes of internal displacement in Nigeria reported in 2013-2014.

09 December 2014 | Map

The Kampala Convention two years on: time to turn theory into practice

The paper illustrates the Kampala Convention's achievements two years later, and how signatory countries have taken different approaches to implementing its provisions.

08 December 2014 | Publication

A review of the legal framework in Zimbabwe relating to the protection of IDPs

The report outlines gaps in the legal framework of Zimbabwe which prevent IDPs from exercising their rights and proposes recommendations.

03 December 2014 | Publication

Workshop on durable solutions in Zamboanga

The workshop in Zamboanga assisted local and international partners to define a durable solution strategy providing guarantees in line with the international standards set out by the IASC Framework for Durable Solutions.

28 November 2014 | Publication

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