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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

A timeline of key events and internal displacement in Yemen

IDP figures and key events in Yemen since 2004 highlights the scale of displacement triggered by the recent conflict between Yemeni security forces and Houthi rebels.

08 June 2015 | Blog Post

IDMC reiterates the importance of monitoring internal displacement in the context of occupied Palestine at the Human Rights Council

IDMC estimates there were at least 275,000 Palestinian IDPs in the Israeli occupied territories.

26 March 2015 | Blog Post

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

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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

Iraq: The displacement crisis that was waiting to happen

With over 500,000 people fleeing Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city in June and more than 700,000 people internally displaced in the rest country since January 2014, IDMC breaks these figures down to show the deeper dynamics affecting this current crisis.

03 July 2014 | Blog Post

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

Girl, disrupted: challenges for internally displaced girls worldwide

Women and children make up 70% of the world’s internally displaced population. To mark International Women’s Day, IDMC highlights how the challenges young girls face around world increase when violence or conflict forces them to flee their homes.

07 March 2014 | Blog Post

The Oslo Accords, 20 years of a worsening humanitarian situation, time for a creative rethink?

The twenty years since peace process have seen more discriminatory planning policies and settlement construction than the thirty years preceding it, leading to a dramatic increase in displacement and movement restrictions.

15 November 2013 | Blog Post

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

A refreshing UN seminar on the State of Palestine, but still no solutions in sight

IDMC’s Country Analyst discusses a recent United Nations Conference on Palestine.

20 March 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

Forced evictions leave Palestinian families homeless in the harsh winter

Israeli army leaves 187 people homeless in winter after destroying 55 homes in the Al Maleh area of the West Bank

25 January 2013 | Blog Post

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