Against a backdrop of pervasive violence in the region, indigenous communities in Guatemala struggle to resist being displaced by various pressures, ranging from climate change to economic development project encroachments on their ancestral. In this blog, researchers Ananda S. Millard and Gloria Lara-Florian describe some initial findings from their research for an IDMC project examining internal displacement in the context of criminal violence in the region.
18 April 2018 | Blog Post
17 April 2018 | Blog Post
As if Syrian government offensives were not driving enough people from their homes, a Turkish intervention in the north has forced tens of thousands more to flee.
23 March 2018 | Blog Post
Since the outbreak of conflict in Syria in 2011, close to half the country’s pre-war population has been displaced. In order to facilitate progress towards durable solutions for displaced populations, this review identifies lessons learned from Iraq, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Bosnia, and Kosovo to provide recommendations for operational actors working with displacement-affected communities.
21 March 2018 | Publication
Three reasons why internal displacement should be more firmly embedded in the global compact on refugees.
16 February 2018 | Blog Post
This new thematic series presents IDMC's and partners’ research on the scale, nature, and dynamics of urban internal displacement across the world. Empirical evidence is presented from the perspective of both internally displaced people and that of the cities they flee to.
09 February 2018 | Publication
Urban experts, planners, humanitarians and development organisations gather in Kuala Lumpur this week for the 9th World Urban Forum. Under the slogan of Cities for All, they discuss how growing mega-cities and rapidly transforming towns present opportunities and risks in equal measure.
08 February 2018 | Blog Post
This Quarterly Update covers the activities of IDMC between 1 October and 31 December 2017.
31 January 2018 | Publication
Experts at the first International Forum on Migration Statistics this month talked extensively about the need for more data on human mobility to support the 2030 Agenda. Yet despite the clear nexus between internal displacement and the Sustainable Development Goals, little if any attention was given to the issue. IDMC’s researcher Christelle Cazabat shares her views and explains why this was a major oversight
30 January 2018 | Blog Post
This new report from IDMC and NRC presents the findings of a comprehensive assessment of the protection needs of internally displaced people across Afghanistan. This follows on from a similar assessment carried out in 2012 when NRC/IDMC published the first in-depth study looking at the impact of displacement for Afghans.
24 January 2018 | Publication
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, and of IDMC itself. At IDMC we start the new year with renewed energy and determination. We commit to elevating the issue of internal displacement within the debates on displacement and migration that have dominated the post-2015 global policy agenda and that have, to date, excluded the tens of millions of people who live in displacement within the borders of their own countries and receive little political attention or support.
08 January 2018 | Blog Post
Conflict and internal displacement in Afghanistan are on the rise again, but as the situation deteriorates many Afghans who have fled to neighbouring countries find they are no longer welcome there either. IDMC’s researcher and writer Elizabeth Rushing introduces a new case study on refugees and deportees who face a life in internal displacement when they return
21 December 2017 | Blog Post
Our second report on internal displacement in Africa highlights the severity of the continent’s continuing displacement crisis.
06 December 2017 | Publication
These new thematic series presents IDMC's research aimed at painting a more quantitative and qualitative picture of the entire displacement continuum, from the drivers of onward movement across borders to return to countries of origin.
13 November 2017 | Publication
Long considered one of the world’s largest and most complex humanitarian crises, the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is getting even worse. Here, we put the current displacement figures in context, describe the challenges in getting accurate data and add to the chorus of calls for humanitarian efforts to be scaled up
02 November 2017 | Blog Post
This Quarterly Update covers the activities of IDMC between 1 July and 30 September 2017.
31 October 2017 | Publication
In the absence of any progress in the peace process, Ukraine is facing the challenge of protracted internal displacement. IDMC’s director, Alexandra Bilak and researcher & writer, Elizabeth Rushing, report on their findings from discussions in September 2017 with displacement-affected communities living along the conflict’s contact line.
18 October 2017 | Blog Post
The report presents the first results generated by our Global Disaster Displacement Model and frame displacement through the lens of risk rather than as something to be addressed only after it has occurred.
12 October 2017 | Publication
Tens of thousands of Syrians are stuck in no man’s land in between Jordan and Syria and their situation is far beyond desperate. They live, or rather survive, in the berm, a strip of land between two man-made barriers of sand, a rocky desert with no vegetation, no water and one of the harshest climates on earth. Only a few outsiders have ever had the chance to visit it.
04 October 2017 | Blog Post
Despite being one of the most widely covered displacement crises since the end of August, there is a lack of credible estimates of Rohingya internally displaced in Myanmar. Experts at IDMC are working to piece together this puzzle to ensure accurate figures are soon available.
28 September 2017 | Blog Post
This thematic report presents the first baseline for displacement risk associated with sudden-onset disasters in the countries of the Greater Horn of Africa with the ultimate aim of reducing future displacement.
26 September 2017 | Publication
The Annual Report 2016 is a reflection of IDMC's priorities and achievements during the year.
05 September 2017 | Publication
IDMC convened and hosted an expert roundtable meeting with experts on displacement associated with development to seek strategic guidance and support for its work on the issue. This report summarises participants’ general views and presents a selection of points raised during the meeting.
17 August 2017 | Publication
This report is based on internal displacement figures made available to IDMC from January-June 2017.
16 August 2017 | Publication
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