Expert Opinion

Expert opinion | 19 August 2014

Why is aid not working? A fresh approach to displacement in the DRC

A new approach to assistance in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo is needed. This is how our project on resilience and multiple displacement will contribute to this.

 

Expert opinion | 15 August 2014

Divided and displaced in Ukraine: two groups facing two different futures?

IDPs from Crimea and eastern Ukraine facing distinct outstanding needs flee their homes for different reasons, as resources of host communities and volunteers near exhaustion.

 

Expert opinion | 14 August 2014

Why long-term solutions for Malian IDPs hinge on more inclusive peace talks

As Mali is working to establish peace, concerns are being raised regarding the risk of recurring conflict and displacement if a “peace” agreement is brokered without a meaningful involvement from opposition groups and Malian society at large."

 

Expert opinion | 30 July 2014

“Where can I find safety?” - IDMC analyst provides the latest on displacement in Gaza

There are today over 240,000 IDPs trapped inside of the Gaza Strip. Watch IDMC’s latest statement at the emergency session of the UN Human Rights Council last week.

 

Expert opinion | 24 July 2014

As DRC ratifies the Kampala Convention, IDMC asks: What difference will it make?

IDMC explores what difference the ratification of the Kampala Convention by the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo will make for the country's IDPs.

 

Expert opinion | 04 July 2014

Death in displacement: Why the Philippine government must allow Zamboanga’s IDPs to go back home

On a recent mission to Zamboanga, IDMC’s regional analyst visited some of the camps hosting nearly half of the 64,000 people who remain displaced following heavy fighting between the government and a Muslim rebel group last September.

 

Expert opinion | 04 July 2014

Myanmar: IDPs in Kachin, Rakhine and the south-east face different challenges, but all need solutions

Focusing on Myanmar, IDMC’s Regional Analyst highlights challenges facing IDPs in Rakhine, Kachin and northern Shan states and the south-east.

 

Expert opinion | 03 July 2014

Why unresolved land issues lay at the heart of displacement in Kenya’s Coast region

Thousands of people from Kenya’s coastal region face ongoing displacement and forced evictions. A new report explains how unresolved grievances from the past continue to pose major risks for the population today.

 

Expert opinion | 03 July 2014

Iraq: The displacement crisis that was waiting to happen

With over 500,000 people fleeing Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city in June and more than 700,000 people internally displaced in the rest country since January 2014, IDMC breaks these figures down to show the deeper dynamics affecting this current crisis.

 

Expert opinion | 27 June 2014

Q&A: If born in displacement, are you automatically an IDP?

IDMC attempts to unpack the question: are children born to internally displaced people (IDPs) themselves IDPs, and what are the impacts?

 

Expert opinion | 17 June 2014

Can you prevent displacement? IDMC unveils new simulator to show how it's done

IDMC unveils its latest tool to measure pastoralists are at risk of drought-related displacement - and how to prevent it.

 

Expert opinion | 11 June 2014

As violence intensifies due to Boko Haram, Jan Egeland warns Nigeria is ‘spiralling into the abyss’

With twenty more women abducted in Nigeria, concerns mount over the escalating geopolitical threat Boko Haram poses to the region.

 

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