On World Refugee Day, IDMC's senior strategic adviser on conflict Elizabeth Rushing reflects on UNHCR’s annual NGO consultations and gives two recommendations to policymakers working on the global compact on refugees.
20 June 2017 | Blog Post
This map shows the internal displacement in Afghanistan as of June 2015.
16 July 2015 | Map
At least 948,000 people currently live in internal displacement as a result of conflict and violence in Afghanistan, including 103,000 displaced in the first six months of 2015.
16 July 2015 | Overview
IDMC's paper provides evidence-based estimates of the likelihood of disaster-induced displacement in the nations belonging to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.
31 March 2015 | Publication
Peak numbers of IDPs reported emphasis fluid nature of displacement with main causes being: conflict; harassment, intimidation, extortion and forced recruitment by NSGAs; and insecurity.
19 June 2014 | Map
Implementation of Afghanistan’s National IDP Policy is critical to addressing the chronic and acute needs of IDPs in a shrinking humanitarian space.
19 June 2014 | Overview
Women and children make up 70% of the world’s internally displaced population. To mark International Women’s Day, IDMC highlights how the challenges young girls face around world increase when violence or conflict forces them to flee their homes.
07 March 2014 | Publication
IDMC report highlights how thousands of displaced families in towns and cities across the Afghanistan are living with the threat of being forcibly evicted.
11 February 2014 | Blog Post
The adoption of Afghanistan’s first national policy for internally displaced people is a landmark occasion, and signals hope on the horizon for a country that has faced decades of turmoil.
11 February 2014 | Publication
IDMC report reviewing cases of actual and threatened evictions of IDPs and refugee returnees from informal settlements in and around all the major Afghan cities where the Norwegian Refugee Council has an established field presence.
11 February 2014 | Publication
The number of IDPs in Afghanistan continued to rise significantly in 2013, against a backdrop of armed conflict, pervasive violence and abuses by non-state armed groups
31 December 2013 | Summary
On behalf of the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre highlighted some of the human rights issues currently facing internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Afghanistan in a statement to the UNHRC.
28 November 2013 | Human Rights Mechanism
Time is running out for the Afghan government to adopt a stalled landmark policy for the hundreds of thousands forced to flee within the country.
21 October 2013 | Blog Post
IDMC’s submission to the Universal Periodic Review with recommendations to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on implementation of the national IDP policy and improvement of housing conditions for IDPs.
14 June 2013 | Human Rights Mechanism
In Afghanistan, consultations are underway for the development of a comprehensive national IDP policy as internal displacement figures continue to increase
08 April 2013 | Blog Post
As international troops prepare to leave , more than half a million Afghans are estimated to be internally displaced
25 March 2013 | Overview
IDMC and NRC highlight the worrying conditions faced by the growing numbers of internally displaced people across Afghanistan.
01 November 2012 | Publication
31 July 2012 | Country Profile Page
IDMC's Afghanistan page provides an overview of the latest figures and key concerns facing internally displaced people in the country.
31 July 2012 | Country Page
More than ten years after the fall of the Taliban, Afghanistan´s transition towards peace and stability remains far from complete. Decades of armed conflict, natural disasters and extreme weather have had a devastating effect on Afghan society, causing significant civilian casualties, widespread destruction of property and infrastructure and numerous waves of displacement.
09 April 2012 | Overview
After large, and mostly spontaneous, return movements following the ousting of the Taliban regime in 2002, internal displacement is again on the rise, with new displacements as a result of the intensification of fighting in many regions.
15 April 2010 | Country Profile
Hundreds of thousands of people in Afghanistan have been internally displaced by armed conflict, ethnic tensions or human rights violations, natural disasters such as drought, or secondary displacement in the case of refugees and deportees who have returned from neighbouring countries.
28 October 2008 | Country Profile
Fierce fighting between NATO troops and insurgents in southern Afghanistan has sent tens of thousands of people fleeing from their homes in a new wave of displacement. Although numbers are unverified, the government said that more than 20,000 families had been displaced due to the fighting in the provinces of Helmand, Kandahar and Uruzgan as of November 2006.
22 December 2006 | Country Profile
Four years after the fall of the Taleban, an estimated 153,000 people remain displaced in Afghanistan, with the largest concentration in the south of the country near Kandahar.
02 December 2005 | Country Profile