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Ignoring the roots of Europe’s refugee influx

The current refugee influx in Europe is, in part, a symptom of the failure to protect and assist internally displaced people in their own country. The United Nations is missing an important opportunity in September to address displacement holistically.

04 July 2016 | Blog Post

Driving global efforts to reduce internal displacement: thoughts from Istanbul

As the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), Istanbul, 23-24 May 2016, explicitly recognises internal displacement as a “complex political and development challenge”, IDMC highlights the need to address the underlying drivers of displacement and calls for better data collection.

24 May 2016 | Blog Post

2016 Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID 2016)

The GRID 2016 report covers internal displacement caused by conflict and sudden-onset disasters. In addition it also explores displacement currently "off the grid", such as that caused by criminal and gang violence, slow-onset disasters like drought, and development projects.

11 May 2016 | Publication

Understanding the root causes of displacement: towards a comprehensive approach to prevention and solutions

The UNHCR High Commissioner's dialogue 16-17 December 2015 presents a unique opportunity to encourage political actors, development experts, human rights advocates, data specialists and many others to inform responses to displacement upon sound analysis and understanding of the underlying drivers of displacement. IDMC's new briefing paper can help all re-think displacement in the context of today's crises. <!-- Sustainably preventing and resolving displacement requires an understanding of the complex interaction of the various drivers that overlap, accumulate and lead to displacement. -->

08 December 2015 | Publication

1 person forced to flee every 3 seconds in 2014, says new IDMC report

Our latest report revealed that 38 million people have been displaced within their own country by conflict or violence, the equivalent of the total populations of London, New York and Beijing combined.

15 May 2015 | Blog Post

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