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Internal displacement: What’s development got to do with it?

Global development leaders recently concluded their annual review of progress toward achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a 15-year framework that came into effect in 2016. Despite longstanding and widespread acceptance that internal displacement is a development issue, it was rarely even mentioned. It should have been central.

20 July 2017 | Blog Post

The people behind the dams, mines, riverfront ‘development’ projects

In March 2016, IDMC undertook its first research mission to India dedicated to displacement caused by development projects.

29 April 2016 | Blog Post

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?

27 June 2014 | Blog Post

Can Azerbaijan solve internal displacement in Europe?

IDMC calls on Azerbaijan to use its upcoming tenure at the Council of Europe to resolve displacement for Europe's 2.3 million IDPs.

26 March 2014 | Blog Post

IDP rights in Kosovo and Serbia should be a key consideration for EU membership talks

As Serbia begins accession talks with the EU, IDMC highlights how the recent local elections in Kosovo signal a positive step forward for marginalised internally displaced (IDP) communities, and calls on the EU to consider the plight of IDPs when assessing suitability of EU membership.

24 January 2014 | Blog Post

Five years on from the Georgia-Russia war: Georgian IDPs still in need

Earlier this month was the fifth anniversary of the Georgia-Russia war, leaving tens of thousands of people displaced. For most, returning home remains an elusive hope.

21 August 2013 | Blog Post

Will the victims of Bosnia’s war finally get justice?

On the anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, the UN’s reinstatement of charges against former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić offers some hope to those driven from their homes during the 1990’s.

15 July 2013 | Blog Post

IDPs don’t disappear, but the attention paid to them does

IDMC Senior Country Analyst reports on lesser known internal displacement crises Learn about her experiences of the North Caucasus, where thousands of people have been trapped in displacement for over 15 years.

14 March 2013 | Blog Post

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