Middle East and North Africa

 

Internal displacement in Sub-Saharan Africa

There were 12.5 million IDPs in the 21 sub-Saharan countries that IDMC monitors as of the end of 2013, more than a third of the global total. Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Sudan had the largest populations of IDPs in Africa.

Internal Displacement in South and South-East Asia

There were 3.2 million IDPs in Asia as of the end of 2013, down 21 per cent from 4.1 million a year earlier. They fled their homes as a result of armed conflict, violence and human rights violations, and around 80 per cent were in Afghanistan, India, Myanmar and Pakistan.

Internal Displacement in Europe the Caucasus and Central Asia

There were around 2.2 million IDPs in Europe as of the end of 2013. Most fled their homes some 20 years ago to escape armed conflict, generalised violence and human rights violations in the Balkans, Caucasus, Central Asia, Cyprus and Turkey.

Internal Displacement in the Americas

There were as many as six million IDPs in the Americas as of the end of 2013, forced to flee their homes by war, violence and human rights violations. The vast majority were in Colombia, where the government put their number at nearly 5.5 million.

Internal Displacement in the Middle East and North Africa

The number of internal displaced people in the Middle East and north Africa (MENA) continued to rise sharply in 2013, reaching at least 9.1 million by the end of the year.

Internal Displacement in South and South-East Asia

There were 3.2 million IDPs in Asia as of the end of 2013, down 21 per cent from 4.1 million a year earlier. They fled their homes as a result of armed conflict, violence and human rights violations, and around 80 per cent were in Afghanistan, India, Myanmar and Pakistan.

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2015 | Publication

Global Overview 2015: People internally displaced by conflict and violence

In 2014, the total number of people internally displaced by armed conflict and violence worldwide was estimated to be 38 million people, the highest figure IDMC has ever recorded.

2014 | Overview

Occupied Palestine: A policy of displacement and dispossession amid renewed conflict

An overview on forced displacement in Palestine; from a protracted issue dating from the beginning of occupation in 1967, to the latest legal implications.

2014 | Overview

Syria: Forsaken IDPs adrift inside a fragmenting state

Once a stable middle-income country that hosted refugees from all over the region and beyond just four years ago, Syria is now experiencing a displacement and protection crisis of a magnitude the world has not seen for many years.

2014 | Overview

Yemen: resolving displacement essential for long-term peace and stability

IDMC highlights key protection issues and obstacles to durable solutions for Yemen’s IDPs in the context of the country’s political, humanitarian and socio-economic crises.

2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

Submission to the 112th session of the UN Human Rights Committee for October review of Israel

IDMC report on forced displacement of Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, for consideration during Israel’s ICCPR review in October.

2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

Oral Statement by IDMC to the 21st Special Session of the Human Rights Council, 23th July 2014: Situation in Gaza

where will the displaced go? Statement by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center, IDMC to the 21st Special Session of the Human Rights Council, 23th July 2014, situation in Gaza

2014 | Blog Post

“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.

2014 | Blog Post

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.

2013 | Blog Post

Forced evictions leave Palestinian families homeless in the harsh winter

Israeli army leaves 187 people homeless in winter after destroying 55 homes in the Al Maleh area of the West Bank

2014 | Publication

Israeli forced transfer of Palestinian Bedouins: IDMC joins 42 other NGOs calling on world leaders to stop the implementation of the plan

IDMC was one of 42 local and international organizations calling to stop Israeli plans to forcibly transfer thousands of Palestinian Bedouins into a designated township.

2014 | Publication

Under fire: Israel's enforcement of Access Restricted Areas in the Gaza Strip

A new report by IDMC and Gaza-based Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) offers the most comprehensive analysis to date on Israel's lethal enforcement of Access-Restricted Areas - (ARA) - live-fire zones imposed by the Israeli military forces on large swathes of the Gaza Strip.

2013 | Publication

Internal Displacement in Iraq: Barriers to Integration

This report looks at integration since 85 percent of Iraqi IDPs want to integrate but it is not always a question of choice since often they can neither return home nor move elsewhere.

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