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Today's returning refugees, tomorrow's IDPs

On World Refugee Day, IDMC's senior strategic adviser on conflict Elizabeth Rushing reflects on UNHCR’s annual NGO consultations and gives two recommendations to policymakers working on the global compact on refugees.

20 June 2017 | Blog Post

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

If you don’t measure, you don’t know: the invisible plight of elderly IDPs

The elderly are usually the last to flee from an unfolding conflict or disaster. Once displaced, many are vulnerable to poor health and face greater obstacles to restoring livelihoods and achieving durable solutions.

25 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

The people behind the dams, mines, riverfront ‘development’ projects

In March 2016, IDMC undertook its first research mission to India dedicated to displacement caused by development projects.

29 April 2016 | Blog Post

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

Durable solutions for IDPs: challenges and way forward

The IDMC-NRC training workshop on durable solutions for IDPs is intended to build awareness on this theme among national and international responders, including States, humanitarian and development actors.

12 October 2015 | Publication

Global Estimates 2015: People displaced by disasters

Latest figures from IDMC estimate that more than 19.3 million people were forced to flee their homes by disasters in 100 countries in 2014. Hundreds of thousands more are still displaced following disasters in previous years.

20 July 2015 | Publication

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

Global Overview 2015: People internally displaced by conflict and violence

In 2014, the total number of people internally displaced by armed conflict and violence worldwide was estimated to be 38 million people, the highest figure IDMC has ever recorded.

06 May 2015 | Publication

Dr Chaloka Beyani: "The right to adequate housing allows IDPs to get back their dignity and begin rebuilding shattered lives"

IDMC launched its latest report "Home sweet home: Housing practices and tools that support durable solutions for IDPs" featuring a key note speech from Dr.Chaloka Beyani.

09 April 2015 | Blog Post

Guest blogger Professor Roger Zetter: “For many, internal displacement is the first step on a long and perilous journey of forced migration”

Q&A analysing current and future challenges concerning the protection needs of different groups of displaced people, in particular for IDPs.

01 April 2015 | Blog Post

Home sweet home: housing practices and tools that support durable solutions for urban IDPs

This report presents housing practices and tools that address challenges to adequate housing in urban displacement situations in Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle-East.

25 March 2015 | Publication

Global Overview 2014: people internally displaced by conflict and violence

IDMC's flagship report reveals 33.3 million internally displaced by conflict in 2013, a record high for the second year.

14 May 2014 | Publication

Global Overview 2012: People internally displaced by conflict and violence

In 2012, the total number of people internally displaced by armed conflict, generalised violence and human rights violations worldwide was estimated to be 28.8 million. This is the highest figure IDMC has ever recorded

29 April 2013 | Publication

Internal Displacement Global Overview 2011: People internally displaced by conflict and violence

IDMC’s flagship annual report on the major global and regional developments in internal displacement due to conflict and violence throughout the year – includes both figures and analysis.

02 April 2012 | Publication

Moving towards integration: Overcoming segregated education for IDPs

IDMC report outlining the struggle displaced children face gaining access to appropriate schooling options.

01 September 2011 | Publication

Resolving internal displacement: Prospects for local integration

This publication includes the six case studies commissioned for the 2nd seminar on local integration, which was held in Geneva, from 19-20 January 2011.

01 June 2011 | Publication

IDPs in protracted displacement: Is local integration a solution?

Report from the Second Expert Seminar on Protracted Internal Displacement, 19-20 January 2011, Geneva

01 May 2011 | Publication

Internal Displacement: Global Overview of Trends and Developments in 2010

Since 1998 the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displace- ment Monitoring Centre has monitored internal displacement resulting from conflict and violence. During this period, the number of internally displaced persons has steadily risen from around 17 million to 27.5 million in 2010.

01 March 2011 | Publication

Internal Displacement: Global Overview of Trends and Developments in 2009

IDMC’s flagship annual report on the major global and regional developments in internal displacement due to conflict and violence throughout the year – includes both figures and analysis.

01 May 2010 | Publication

Internal Displacement: Global Overview of Trends and Developments in 2008

IDMC’s flagship annual report on the major global and regional developments in internal displacement due to conflict and violence throughout the year – includes both figures and analysis.

01 May 2009 | Publication

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