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Internal displacement mid-year figures (January-June 2017)

This report is based on internal displacement figures made available to IDMC from January-June 2017.

16 August 2017 | Publication

Positioned for action: Displacement in the Sendai Framework for disaster risk reduction

This briefing paper provides policy-makers, agencies, civil society and other stakeholders with a summary of how displacement is positioned in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (SFDRR) as a critical issue for reducing disaster risk.

16 February 2017 | Publication

Seizing the momentum: Displacement on the global climate change agenda

IDMC's new briefing paper explains how the need to ratchet up efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change is made ever more urgent by the millions of people being displaced from their homes year by climate-related disasters.

02 November 2016 | Publication

Leaving no one behind: internal displacement and the New Urban Agenda

As UN member states commit to the New Urban Agenda for the next 20 years, this paper sets out the specific challenges facing people internally displaced to and within urban areas and related recommendations to ensure they benefit from the implementation of the agenda and are not ‘left behind’.

11 October 2016 | Publication

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

Nepal: one year after the earthquakes, an end to displacement is still years away

One year after the April and May 2015 earthquakes and aftershocks, there remains a long road ahead to finding sustainable solutions for more than 2.6 million people displaced.

25 April 2016 | Blog Post

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

Human mobility in the context of climate change

As COP21 gets underway the Advisory Group on Climate Change and Human Mobility, including IDMC, has produced a set of recommendations to government delegates. The aim is to influence the final version of the Climate Change Agreement that the world's nations are set to sign up to when the conference culminates.

01 December 2015 | Publication

Human mobility in the context of climate change: recommendations from the Advisory Group on Climate

Recommendations from the Advisory Group on Climate Change and Human Mobility to delegates negotiating in Bonn this week ahead of the UN climate change conference in Paris.

22 October 2015 | Publication

From words to action: How IDMC will help governments as the Nansen Initiative shifts to its implementation phase

This week more than 100 governments came together for the Nansen Initiative’s global consultation to discuss what is needed to protect people displaced across borders in the context of disasters and the effects of climate change.

15 October 2015 | Blog Post

Urban informal settlers displaced by disasters: challenges to housing responses

IDMC's report explores the challenges in terms of providing sustainable housing assistance to informal urban settlers displaced by disasters. It looks at nine case studies from Asia, America and Europe.

05 June 2015 | Publication

Disaster-related displacement: time to put knowledge into action

IDMC report reveals an increased risk of global displacement caused by disasters, and calls for a stronger link between displacement and disaster risk reduction.

18 March 2015 | Blog Post

Disaster-related displacement risk: Measuring the risk and addressing its drivers

IDMC's report forecasts an increased risk of global displacement caused by disasters, and calls for a stronger link between displacement and disaster risk reduction.

12 March 2015 | Publication

Global Estimates 2014: People displaced by disasters

In 2013, 21.9 million people were forced to flee their homes by disasters such as floods, storms and earthquakes.

17 September 2014 | Publication

Technical Paper: The risk of disaster-induced displacement

IDMC technical paper assessing the risk of disaster-induced displacement in select Central American and Caribbean countries.

02 December 2013 | Publication

Update from COP19: Displacement sidelined as negotiations bottleneck around money talk

IDMC expresses concern over COP19 agenda as focus turns towards issues of compensation and discussions on population displacement are sidelined.

22 November 2013 | Blog Post

Why should governments negotiating on climate change care about displacement?

As negotiations at UN’s climate change conference (COP19) continue, IDMC data illustrates scale and seriousness of disaster-induced displacement worldwide.

20 November 2013 | Blog Post

Displaced by disasters: 32.4 million people uprooted in both rich and poor countries

IDMC report reveals that 32.4 million people forced to flee their homes in 2012 by disasters such as floods, storms and earthquakes. Though Asia and Africa bore the brunt, 1.3 million also displaced in rich countries, USA particularly affected.

13 May 2013 | Blog Post

Global Estimates 2012: People displaced by disasters

In 2012, 32.4 million people were forced to flee their homes by disasters such as floods, storms and earthquakes

13 May 2013 | Publication

Will we wake up on climate change?

IDMC discusses concerns about the human dimensions of climate change at the annual UN conference on climate change.

03 December 2012 | Blog Post

Global estimates 2011: People displaced by natural hazard-induced disasters

In 2011, 14.9 million people were internally displaced throughout the world due to natural disasters, mostly related to weather events such as floods and storms. 89% of the displacement occurred in Asia.

03 June 2012 | Publication

Displacement due to natural hazard-induced disasters: Global estimates for 2009 and 2010

Over 42 million people across the world were newly displaced by sudden-onset natural hazards in 2010, according to this study by IDMC

01 June 2011 | Publication

Monitoring disaster displacement in the context of climate change

Findings of a study by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the IDMC on disaster displacement in the context of climate change.

01 September 2009 | Publication

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