On 6 December, the 10th anniversary of the Kampala Convention, we launched our Africa Report unveiling displacement trends and policy developments over the past decade. There were 16.8 million people living in internal displacement as a result of conflict and violence in Africa as of the end of 2018. This is the highest figure ever recorded for the continent, and around 40 per cent of the global total.
With so many people already affected by climate change and extreme weather events predicted to become more frequent and/or severe, we need urgently to establish the magnitude of future displacement risk, its drivers and what might be done about it. This paper, launched at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 25), presents a first attempt to estimate future flood displacement risk.
Al Jazeera signs a partnership agreement with IDMC
Al Jazeera Media Network signed a new partnership agreement with IDMC on 24 June in Doha, Qatar, to raise the voices of the millions of people displaced within their countries' borders due to conflict, violence and disasters.