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Syrians at the berm: surviving in nightmarish conditions and with an uncertain status

Tens of thousands of Syrians are stuck in no man’s land in between Jordan and Syria and their situation is far beyond desperate. They live, or rather survive, in the berm, a strip of land between two man-made barriers of sand, a rocky desert with no vegetation, no water and one of the harshest climates on earth. Only a few outsiders have ever had the chance to visit it.

04 October 2017 | Blog Post

50 Years of Occupation: Displacement and Dispossession in Palestine

The nature of displacement in Palestine is unique among present day humanitarian crises, and remains directly related to the impact of protracted occupation. Now in its 50th year, the occupation continues to escalate with no end to it in sight. Itay Epshtain, NRC Palestine Policy Advisor, reflects on the role of humanitarians and that of States in efforts to ensure peace, security and the protection of rights in this context.

09 June 2017 | Blog Post

What does development-caused displacement look like in Africa?

While internal displacement caused by conflict and disasters in Africa has been reported fairly constantly in the international media, development-based internal displacement in the continent is yet to gain such prominence. Guest blogger Dr Romola Adeola explores the prevalence of this root cause of internal displacement in Africa and why it has largely gone unnoticed in discussions on humanitarian protection by regional and international agencies.

07 December 2016 | Blog Post

As the conflict marches on in Yemen, its displaced citizens are close to a tipping point

The conflict in Yemen is reaching dire proportions with no clear end in sight. Here, IDMC analyses the challenges faced by over 1 million IDPs struggling to survive in a country wracked by turmoil.

24 July 2015 | Blog Post

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

Internal displacement in Iraq

This map shows the internal displacement in Iraq as of June 2015

30 June 2015 | Map

Iraq: IDPs caught between a rock and a hard place as displacement crisis deepens

Violence against civilians in Iraq has driven three million people into internal displacement in just eighteen months, with access to safety dramatically restricted by the fragmentation of society.

30 June 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

Displacement in Syria as of 21 October 2014

Latest IDMC overview on forced displacement in Syria, from 2011 to the end of 2014.

21 October 2014 | Map

Syria: Forsaken IDPs adrift inside a fragmenting state

Once a stable middle-income country that hosted refugees from all over the region and beyond just four years ago, Syria is now experiencing a displacement and protection crisis of a magnitude the world has not seen for many years.

21 October 2014 | Overview

Displacement in Yemen as of 31 July 2014

This map shows the internal displacement in Yemen as of July 2014

18 September 2014 | Map

Yemen: resolving displacement essential for long-term peace and stability

IDMC highlights key protection issues and obstacles to durable solutions for Yemen’s IDPs in the context of the country’s political, humanitarian and socio-economic crises.

18 September 2014 | Overview

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“Where can I find safety?” - IDMC analyst provides the latest on displacement in Gaza

There are today over 240,000 IDPs trapped inside of the Gaza Strip. Watch IDMC’s latest statement at the emergency session of the UN Human Rights Council last week.

30 July 2014 | Blog Post

Oral Statement by IDMC to the 21st Special Session of the Human Rights Council, 23th July 2014: Situation in Gaza

where will the displaced go? Statement by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center, IDMC to the 21st Special Session of the Human Rights Council, 23th July 2014, situation in Gaza

23 July 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

IDMC’s annual flagship report reveals record breaking IDP figures for second year running

IDMC reveals 33.3 million people were internally displaced by conflict in 2013, with a full 63% in just 5 countries.

14 May 2014 | Blog Post

With 1 family displaced every 60 seconds in Syria, there’s no more time for diplomatic delay

Each day, 9,500 civilians are forced to flee their homes in Syria – that’s one family every minute.* Three years after Syria’s brutal armed conflict began, the international community is still failing to bring an end to a crisis which has displaced a staggering number of people inside the country.

14 March 2014 | Blog Post

Under fire: Israel's enforcement of Access Restricted Areas in the Gaza Strip

A new report by IDMC and Gaza-based Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) offers the most comprehensive analysis to date on Israel's lethal enforcement of Access-Restricted Areas - (ARA) - live-fire zones imposed by the Israeli military forces on large swathes of the Gaza Strip.

04 February 2014 | Publication

Syria in 6 months’ time: Why we must act now to fill the aid void

IDMC highlights the importance of immediate ‘unimpeded access to humanitarian assistance’ for the Syrian people.

26 September 2013 | Blog Post

No safe passage: the 20 year legacy of the Oslo Accords

Twenty years after the signing of the Oslo Accords, a peaceful two-state solution has yet to be realised increasing the fragmentation of Palestine.

13 September 2013 | Blog Post

Should the international community continue to fund rubble?

IDMC Country Analyst discusses the paradox of Palestine, Israel and international funding

06 February 2013 | Blog Post

Syria: No safe haven - A country on the move, a nation on the brink

When it reaches such dramatic scales, displacement disrupts the stable economic centres that people flee to, exacerbating existing tensions and fuelling more protests

17 August 2012 | Briefing Paper

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