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Reducing displacement risk in the Greater Horn of Africa

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

Displaced but not forgotten: momentum is building to ensure internally displaced are not ‘left behind’

How can we address protracted displacement? Guest blogger Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien discusses a new OCHA study which recognises that in protracted situations, internal displacement is primarily a development and political challenge.

23 June 2017 | Blog Post

Somalia: internal displacement as of March 2015

This map shows the internal displacement in Somalia as of March 2015.

18 March 2015 | Map

Somalia: over a million IDPs need support for local solutions

The government has taken an important step towards IDP protection by adopting a national policy on internal displacement, but challenges remain as the country struggles to find peace and stability.

18 March 2015 | Overview

Guest blogger Elizabeth Ferris describes “the dangers of mainstreaming IDPs into oblivion”

Increasingly, international humanitarians talk about the protection of civilians, vulnerable groups, and affected populations rather than about internally displaced persons (IDPs). What dangers could this pose to IDPs?

29 January 2015 | Blog Post

Assessing drought displacement risk for Kenyan, Ethiopian and Somali pastoralists

IDMC examines how drought and other factors influence the scale, scope and patterns of drought-related displacement of pastoralists in the Horn of Africa.

21 May 2014 | Publication

Somalia: Internal displacement in brief

Somalia has witnessed more than two decades of conflict, violence, human rights violations and disasters, all of which have triggered repeated waves of displacement.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Solutions for IDPs revealed as key for future peace and stability in Somalia

Somalia has witnessed over two decades of conflict, violence, human rights violations and natural disasters, all of which have triggered repeated waves of displacement.

01 October 2013 | Overview

Internal displacement in Somalia

01 October 2013 | Map

Why displaced children of Somalia hold key to future peace

IDMC highlights the importance of engaging displaced children so as to provide and alternative path to radicalism.

01 October 2013 | Blog Post

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Somalia

31 July 2012 | Country Profile Page

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Somalia

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

31 July 2012 | Country Page

New displacement and worsening humanitarian and protection crisis for IDPs

The famine threatened the lives of many of the 1.5 million people displaced by conflict, with malnutrition rates among IDPs in Mogadishu and Afgoye up to three times the critical emergency threshold

09 December 2011 | Overview

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Somalia: Displacement and worsening humanitarian situation as a result of ongoing violence and conflict

Renewed fighting in Mogadishu and other areas of Somalia since May 2009 has displaced hundreds of thousands of civilians and also exacerbated the already desperate humanitarian situation of existing internally displaced people (IDPs), in particular the children and women among them.

30 July 2010 | Country Profile

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Somalia: Political and security crises, access limits and donor cuts increasing IDP vulnerability

Political stalemate, security crisis and the continuing conflict in Somalia between the UN-backed coalition government and armed opposition groups continue to expose internally displaced people (IDPs) to violations of their rights under international humanitarian and human rights law. An estimated one and a half million people were internally displaced in south and central Somalia as of November 2009.

10 December 2009 | Country Profile

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Somalia: Security and protection crisis continues despite peace deal

Somalia still faces serious security challenges with far-reaching implications for the civilian population, despite the conclusion of a UN-facilitated peace process that culminated in an agreement between an alliance of opposition parties and the Transitional Federal Government to establish the Government of National Unity.

20 May 2009 | Country Profile

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Somalia: Massive displacement and humanitarian need

Through 2007 and 2008, the security and humanitarian situation in Somalia has continued to deteriorate. Fighting between the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) forces and their Ethiopian allies, and insurgents including the Islamic Courts Union, has led to displacement on a scale never before witnessed in the country. Displacement caused by insecurity and conflict has continued in and around Mogadishu, with the IDP population reaching 1.1 million.

29 July 2008 | Country Profile

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Somalia: Massive new displacements as power struggle in Mogadishu flares up again

Since the rout of the Islamic Courts Union (ICU) by Somalia's transitional government and its Ethiopian allies during the last days of 2006, southern Somalia and the capital Mogadishu have slipped gradually back towards the violence and anarchy of recent years.

14 April 2007 | Country Profile

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Somalia: Window of opportunity for addressing one of the world’s worst internal displacement crises (October 2006)

The take-over by the Islamist Court Union (ICU) of Mogadishu and large parts of Somalia’s centre and south have added a high degree of unpredictability to an already very precarious political situation. The effect on humanitarian activities for over two million vulnerable people, including an estimated 400,000 people internally displaced by drought and conflict remains very uncertain.

04 October 2006 | Country Profile

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Somalia: Fear of renewed displacement as rise of Islamists heightens tensions

The take-over by the Islamist Court Union (ICU) of Mogadishu and large parts of Somalia’s centre and south have added a high degree of unpredictability to an already very precarious political situation. The effect on humanitarian activities for over two million vulnerable people, including an estimated 400,000 people internally displaced by drought and conflict remains very uncertain.

02 October 2006 | Overview

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Somalia: Window of opportunity for addressing one of the world’s worst internal displacement crises (January 2006)

The suffering of hundreds of thousands of people displaced in Somalia during almost 15 years of conflict has long been ignored by the international community. Over the past couple of years, however, and in particular during 2005, a certain dynamic has unfolded within Somalia and among the involved UN organisations.

02 January 2006 | Country Profile

Somalia: window of opportunity for addressing one of the world’s worst internal displacement crises

IDMC provides key recommendations to Somalia’s long ignored displacement crises, one of the world’s worst.

01 January 2006 | Publication

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Somalia: Profile of internal Displacement (November 2004)

An enormous task confronts the new President of Somalia, Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, if he is to restore security and a functioning government after 13 years of total state collapse. Despite rising expectations in the new government, Somalis continue to flee warfare, which has lasted for over a decade, claimed up to half a million lives and left the country with some of the lowest development indicators in the world.

24 November 2004 | Country Profile

Internally displaced Somalis face uncertain future after years of state collapse

Despite expectations after the installation of a new government, Somalis continue to face an uncertain future after years of state collapse.

01 November 2004 | Publication

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