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How many internally displaced Rohingya are trapped inside Myanmar?

Despite being one of the most widely covered displacement crises since the end of August, there is a lack of credible estimates of Rohingya internally displaced in Myanmar. Experts at IDMC are working to piece together this puzzle to ensure accurate figures are soon available.

28 September 2017 | Blog Post

Violence, land grabbing and discrimination: Why minorities in Bangladesh continue to suffer from new and protracted displacement

Ongoing tensions and violence continue to cause new displacement in certain areas in Bangladesh. Access to land rights must be guaranteed to help displaced minorities reach durable solutions.

19 January 2015 | Blog Post

4 steps the Papua New Guinea government should take to end the displacement of the Manam IDPs

Ten years after the Manam volcano erupted, over 15,000 people remain displaced. The government must provide them with durable solutions.

11 December 2014 | Blog Post

Why is aid not working? A fresh approach to displacement in the DRC

A new approach to assistance in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo is needed. This is how our project on resilience and multiple displacement will contribute to this.

19 August 2014 | Blog Post

Death in displacement: Why the Philippine government must allow Zamboanga’s IDPs to go back home

On a recent mission to Zamboanga, IDMC’s regional analyst visited some of the camps hosting nearly half of the 64,000 people who remain displaced following heavy fighting between the government and a Muslim rebel group last September.

04 July 2014 | Blog Post

Myanmar: IDPs in Kachin, Rakhine and the south-east face different challenges, but all need solutions

Focusing on Myanmar, IDMC’s Regional Analyst highlights challenges facing IDPs in Rakhine, Kachin and northern Shan states and the south-east.

04 July 2014 | Blog Post

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

Challenging the picture of disaster-induced displacement: the evolving reality post-Typhoon Haiyan

Examining displacement post-Haiyan, IDMC challenges the common assumption that when people are displaced by disasters, their situation is temporary.

27 May 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

Why land and housing rights hold the key for Indonesia’s long-term displaced

The majority of Indonesia's 90,000 IDPs struggle to assert their land and housing rights. Addressing this is key to resolving long-term displacement and preventing forced evictions.

13 May 2014 | Blog Post

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

Can the UN Human Rights Council get Sri Lanka to take its commitments to its citizens seriously?

At the UN Human Rights Council, IDMC asks why recommendations adopted by Sri Lanka on IDPs have yet to be implemented.

25 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

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

5 steps to help displaced Sri Lankans find solutions

On the occasion of Sri Lanka's Independence Day, 90,000 people still displaced in the country’s north and east may be in no mood to rejoice. With the UN Human Rights Council set to review Sri Lanka’s human rights record in March 2014, IDMC explains why the concerns of those displaced during the civil war must be top of the agenda.

04 February 2014 | Blog Post

Increasing movement of IDPs out of areas worst affected by Haiyan as displacement figures rise to over 4.4 million

IDPs in Philippines move out of the worst-affected areas in response to deteriorating conditions, insecurity and lack of access to shelter, food and other life-saving assistance.

19 November 2013 | Blog Post

1 in 10 Filipinos affected by Haiyan, as picture of mass displacement emerges

An estimated 4.4 million people have been displaced by Typhoon Haiyan, IDMC calls for planning that will support sustainable recovery and mitigate against further disaster.

13 November 2013 | Blog Post

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

“Ripped from their homes and ancestral lands” – addressing the plight of the Philippines’ largest ethnic group

IDMC’s latest report highlights the plight of a Mindanao’s indigenous people, the Lumads, currently living in the shadows in the Philippines.

09 August 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

Cyclone in Myanmar uproots violence-displaced in Rakhine State yet again

As Cyclone Mahasen makes landfall, one million Bangladeshis are ordered to evacuate and Myanmar’s most vulnerable, those who have already fled violence in the north-west, are forced to flee yet again.

17 May 2013 | Blog Post

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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