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Oral statement to the 112th Human Rights Committee of the 5th report of Sri Lanka

Oral Statement delivered by IDMC to Committee members and Representatives of Sri Lankan Government at 112th session of the UN Human Rights Committee

07 October 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

Born in displacement: Challenges in assisting and protecting descendants of internally displaced people

Are children born to IDPs also IDPs? If so, until when? IDMC discusses the risks and issues surrounding children born in displacement

27 June 2014 | Publication

Q&A: If born in displacement, are you automatically an IDP?

IDMC attempts to unpack the question: are children born to internally displaced people (IDPs) themselves IDPs, and what are the impacts?

27 June 2014 | Blog Post

Peak displacement numbers in Afghanistan reported from June 2013 – April 2014

Peak numbers of IDPs reported emphasis fluid nature of displacement with main causes being: conflict; harassment, intimidation, extortion and forced recruitment by NSGAs; and insecurity.

19 June 2014 | Map

As humanitarian space shrinks, IDP policy must be implemented

Implementation of Afghanistan’s National IDP Policy is critical to addressing the chronic and acute needs of IDPs in a shrinking humanitarian space.

19 June 2014 | Overview

Can Mindanao’s new peace agreement help end displacement?

The Philippines and rebel Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed a peace deal that may have dividends for IDPs in Mindanao.

02 April 2014 | Blog Post

Still at risk: The forced eviction of displaced people in urban Afghanistan

IDMC report highlights how thousands of displaced families in towns and cities across the Afghanistan are living with the threat of being forcibly evicted.

11 February 2014 | Blog Post

Hope on the Horizon: Media Guide to Afghanistan National Policy on Internal Displacement

The adoption of Afghanistan’s first national policy for internally displaced people is a landmark occasion, and signals hope on the horizon for a country that has faced decades of turmoil.

11 February 2014 | Publication

Still at risk: Security of tenure and the forced eviction of IDPs and refugee returnees in urban Afghanistan

IDMC report reviewing cases of actual and threatened evictions of IDPs and refugee returnees from informal settlements in and around all the major Afghan cities where the Norwegian Refugee Council has an established field presence.

11 February 2014 | Publication

Almost five years of peace but tens of thousands of war-displaced still without solution

Up to 90,000 of the over 800,000 people forced to flee during Sri Lanka’s civil war (1983- 2009) remain internally displaced, with tens of thousands more having returned home only to face a number of barriers to long-term solutions.

04 February 2014 | Overview

Why Afghanistan must act now to adopt a national policy for its internally displaced

Time is running out for the Afghan government to adopt a stalled landmark policy for the hundreds of thousands forced to flee within the country.

21 October 2013 | Blog Post

A bend in the road is not the end of the road: Philippines President vetoes IDP Act

In this statement, IDMC expresses disappointment about the vetoing of the Rights of the IDP Act of 2013 by the President of the Philippines

14 June 2013 | Blog Post

IDMC's Stakeholder Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Afghanistan

IDMC’s submission to the Universal Periodic Review with recommendations to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on implementation of the national IDP policy and improvement of housing conditions for IDPs.

14 June 2013 | Human Rights Mechanism

Solutions needed for Afghanistan’s displaced as international attention wanes

In Afghanistan, consultations are underway for the development of a comprehensive national IDP policy as internal displacement figures continue to increase

08 April 2013 | Blog Post

IDMC lauds the Philippines for landmark bill on human rights

IDMC applauds the Philippine government for approving a landmark piece of legislation that will protect the rights of millions of people living in or at-risk of displacement

05 February 2013 | Blog Post

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