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Internal displacement in Africa

There were over 10.4 million IDPs in the 18 sub-Saharan countries IDMC monitored, almost a third of the global total. Find out more about internal displacement in Africa

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2014 | Briefing Paper

Central African Republic: complexity of displacement demands nuanced and sustained response

A year after the Séléka seized power in CAR, IDMC takes stock of the mass displacements that followed and maps challenges ahead.

Publication

On the margin: Kenya’s pastoralists

Conceptual study of internal displacement of pastoralists (case study: Kenya), examining its multi-causality and processes/options for improving their protection and assistance, to move towards durable solutions.

Blog Post

How can pastoralists become displaced when they lead traditionally mobile lifestyles?

IDMC explains the ‘tipping point’ from which pastoralists fall from voluntary migration into forced displacement

2014 | Briefing Paper

Left behind: IDPs forgotten in Mali’s southern cities

Nearly two years since the onset of the crisis, there are 200,000 IDPs in Mali, of which half have been left behind in southern cities.

2014 | Overview

New displacement in Uganda continues alongside long-term recovery needs

Amid continued displacement due to disasters, evictions, and episodes of violence, continued support is needed to assist over a million people displaced due to Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) who have returned home to rebuild their lives and find long-term peace.

The Kampala Convention

The Kampala Convention is an historic milestone. The first of its kind in the world, the Kampala Convention is a regional instrument that binds governments to provide legal protection for the rights and well-being of those forced to flee inside their home countries due to conflict, violence, natural disasters, and other human rights abuses.

Africa | Overview

LRA-related displacement in central Africa: an end to the emergency, but not to IDPs' needs

Since the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) first emerged in the 1980s, the group's violence has displaced an estimated 2.5 million people within and across borders in central Africa. Here, a regional analysis of displacement by the LRA

Latest from Africa

Girl, disrupted
07 March 2014 |Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Palestine |Publication
Girl, disrupted: challenges for internally displaced girls worldwide
07 March 2014 |Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Palestine |Blog Post
On the margin: Kenya’s pastoralists
03 March 2014 |Kenya |Publication
IDP voices: Hawoye, displaced from Mopti region, Mali
21 February 2014 |Mali |Blog Post
Mali’s Southern Cities: A humanitarian blind spot?
20 February 2014 |Mali |Blog Post

Latest from IDMC

Publication

Girl, disrupted

Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Palestine
07 March 2014

Blog Post

Girl, disrupted: challenges for internally displaced girls worldwide

Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Palestine
07 March 2014