How many internally displaced Rohingya are trapped inside Myanmar?

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

Myanmar: IDPs in Kachin, Rakhine and the south-east face different challenges, but all need solutions

Focusing on Myanmar, IDMC’s Regional Analyst highlights challenges facing IDPs in Rakhine, Kachin and northern Shan states and the south-east.

04 July 2014 | Blog Post

Myanmar: comprehensive solutions needed for recent and long-term IDPs alike

Recent IDPs in Myanmar’s Rakhine, Kachin and northern Shan states as well as long-term IDPs in the south-east require different kinds of assistance and protection.

01 July 2014 | Overview

Cyclone in Myanmar uproots violence-displaced in Rakhine State yet again

As Cyclone Mahasen makes landfall, one million Bangladeshis are ordered to evacuate and Myanmar’s most vulnerable, those who have already fled violence in the north-west, are forced to flee yet again.

17 May 2013 | Blog Post

Displacement continues in context of armed conflict

People displaced due to conflict in Myanmar lack access to food, clean water, health care, education and livelihoods.

19 July 2011 | Overview


Myanmar (Burma): No end in sight for internal displacement crisis

Despite intense international focus on the human rights situation in Myanmar (Burma) in 2007, forced displacement, as a result of conflict and human rights violations, is ongoing in the country. The government remains the perpetrator of the majority of violations against civilians, particularly those belonging to ethnic minority groups.

14 February 2008 | Country Profile


Myanmar (Burma): A worsening crisis of internal displacement

The situation of internal displacement in Burma continues to worsen despite increased pressure on the military government to end its blatant human rights abuses and to allow humanitarian access to conflict-affected populations.

28 March 2007 | Country Profile


Myanmar (Burma): Worst army attacks in years displace thousands

Human rights abuses in ethnic minority areas are the single most important cause of conflict-induced internal displacement in Burma and the scale of atrocities committed by the Burmese army is unparalleled within Asia.

10 May 2006 | Country Profile


Profile of Internal Displacement: Myanmar (Burma)

The internal displacement crisis in Burma affects mainly ethnic minority groups, and is particularly acute along the border with Thailand. The military regime’s objective of increasing control over minority areas through a policy of forced assimilation and repression of autonomy movements has resulted in decades of conflict that has devastated the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians.

27 June 2005 | Country Profile


Profile of Internal Displacement: Myanmar (Burma)

Decades of conflict between the Burmese army and ethnic insurgent groups demanding increased political autonomy from Rangoon have devastated the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians in Burma’s border areas.

09 July 2004 | Country Profile


Profile of Internal Displacement: Myanmar (Burma)

Civilians in Burma have become internally displaced mainly as a result of the intensified efforts by the military rulers since the late 1980s to control areas populated by ethnic minority groups.

20 July 2002 | Country Profile


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