The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre is the world's authoritative source of data and analysis on internal displacement. Since 1998, we have offered a rigorous, transparent and independent service to the international community to inform policy and operational decisions that can improve the lives of people living in, or at risk of, internal displacement.
Organised criminal violence associated with drug trafficking and gang activity has reached epidemic proportions in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala in recent years, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to abandon their homes in search of safety.
2018 is the year of the 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement and of the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), established in 1998 as the world’s authoritative source of data, research and analysis on internal displacement.
This thematic series seeks to fill the information gap by exploring the scale, nature, and dynamics of urban internal displacement across the world from the perspective of both internally displaced people and that of the cities they flee to.