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

Azerbaijan: After more than 20 years, IDPs still urgently need policies to support full integration

IDMC explains how IDPs in Azerbaijan are blocked from full integration because displacement is still largely considered 'temporary' two decades after the conflict.

26 March 2014 | Overview

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

Internal displacement in Azerbaijan

Internally displaced people in Azerbaijan originally fled Nagorno-Karabakh and seven surrounding districts.

26 March 2014 | Map

Submission for the EU-Azerbaijan Human Rights Consultations

In this submission for the EU-Azerbaijan Human Rights Consultations, IDMC highlights problems that IDPs face with employment, housing, health care, education and public participation.

14 January 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

Azerbaijan: Internal displacement in brief

Around 597,000 people were officially registered as IDPs in Azerbaijan as of the end of 2013.

31 December 2013 | Summary



IDMC's Azerbaijan page provides an overview of the latest figures and key concerns facing internally displaced people in the country.

31 July 2012 | Country Page



31 July 2012 | Country Profile Page


CESCR Submission Azerbaijan 2012

In this submission to the UN’s Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, IDMC raises issues that IDPs face related to employment, housing, health, education and discrimination.

25 May 2012 | Human Rights Mechanism


Azerbaijan: After some 20 years, IDPs still face barriers to self-reliance

Over 586,000 people remain internally displaced in Azerbaijan after the Nagorno-Karabakh war ended with a ceasefire in 1994. The figure includes approximately 230,000 children born to internally displaced people (IDPs) since they fled their homes. Insecurity near the line of contact with Armenia continues to disrupt the livelihoods of IDPs and others who live nearby.

10 December 2010 | Country Profile

After some 20 years, IDPs still face barriers to self-reliance

IDPs’ main concern is their inadequate living conditions as many still live in dilapidated public buildings and makeshift accommodation, some with poor security of tenure

10 December 2010 | Overview

General map of Azerbaijan, Dec 2010

01 December 2010 | Map


UPR Submission Azerbaijan 2009

In this submission to the UN’s Universal Periodic Review on Azerbaijan, IDMC focuses on issues IDPs face with freedom of movement, housing, health and education and provides corresponding recommendations.

16 February 2009 | Human Rights Mechanism


Azerbaijan: IDPs still trapped in poverty and dependence

Almost 15 years after signing a ceasefire agreement, Azerbaijan and Armenia have yet to resolve the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. In the absence of a peace agreement, some 570,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) are still prevented from returning to their homes in Azerbaijan.

14 July 2008 | Country Profile


Azerbaijan: IDP living conditions improve, but peace deal remains elusive

Almost 13 years after the signing of a ceasefire agreement, there are still some 690,000 people internally displaced in Azerbaijan from Nagorno-Karabakh, a self-proclaimed independent state within the territory of Azerbaijan, and its adjacent districts. There are also an estimated 30,000 mainly Armenian displaced persons in Nagorno-Karabakh who arrived from other regions of Azerbaijan.

05 March 2007 | Country Profile


Profile of Internal Displacement: Azerbaijan

Eleven years after the signing of a ceasefire, the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno- Karabakh remains unresolved and prospects are still bleak for the return of some 575,000 Azeris who were displaced in the early 1990s from the disputed region and surrounding districts occupied by Armenian forces. The majority of the displaced continue to live in precarious conditions.

25 February 2005 | Country Profile


Profile of Internal Displacement: Azerbaijan

The large number of internally displaced persons in Azerbaijan has been the most visible sign of the unsettled conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh. Almost 10 years after the ceasefire agreement in 1994, more than 570,000 persons displaced from Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding districts under Armenian occupation continue to live in very precarious conditions, compared to the rest of the population.

05 May 2003 | Country Profile


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