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Recovery postponed: The long-term plight of people displaced by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear radiation disaster

After almost six years after the “Great East Japan Earthquake” disaster that struck Japan on 11 March 2011, recovery continues for approximately 134,000 evacuees who remain displaced.

06 February 2017 | 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

Time for a new approach: Ending protracted displacement in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s experience illustrates how long-term displacement is a development challenge that needs to be addressed first and foremost by governments and supporting development actors.

01 July 2015 | Publication

The risk of disaster-induced displacement in South Asia

IDMC's paper provides evidence-based estimates of the likelihood of disaster-induced displacement in the nations belonging to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.

31 March 2015 | Publication

Workshop on durable solutions in Zamboanga

The workshop in Zamboanga assisted local and international partners to define a durable solution strategy providing guarantees in line with the international standards set out by the IASC Framework for Durable Solutions.

28 November 2014 | Publication

The risk of disaster-induced displacement in south-east Asia and China

Using an innovative methodology, IDMC calculates the risk of being displaced by disasters in South-East Asia and China—and how this risk is increasing.

15 October 2014 | Publication

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

The evolving picture of displacement in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan: An evidence-based overview

Some of the most vulnerable people displaced by Typhoon Haiyan six months ago are invisible and potentially excluded from sustainable return or relocation and resettlement options.

23 May 2014 | Publication

Girl, disrupted

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 | Publication

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

Technical paper: The risk of disaster-induced displacement in the Pacific island states

This technical paper represents an initial attempt to assess the risk of disaster-induced displacement in 21 island states in the South Pacific.

14 January 2014 | Publication

Neglected displacement: Human mobility in Pacific disaster risk management and climate change adaptation mechanisms

In the context of global warming, displacement related to gradual processes such as the loss of territory caused by rising sea levels and saltwater intrusion into aquifers, is likely to escalate

18 September 2013 | Publication

Living in the shadows : Displaced Lumads locked in a cycle of poverty

Harassment, threats, forced labour, restricted freedom of movement and extra-judicial killings are contributing to a climate of fear and displacement of Philippines largest minority group, the Lumads

01 August 2013 | Publication

Disaster-induced internal displacement in the Philippines

This report highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the response to the Sendong disaster and the recovery process.

29 January 2013 | Publication

“This is our land”: Ethnic violence and internal displacement in north-east India

Nearly a million people have been forced to flee their homes by ethnic violence in north-east India over the past 20 years, but their government has failed in its duty to protect them.

01 November 2011 | Publication

Still at risk: Internally displaced children’s rights in north-west Pakistan

IDMC outlines hardship and destitution still facing Pakistan's 800,000 displaced children as well as risks faced by the over one million returned.

01 June 2010 | Publication

Cycle of conflict and neglect: Mindanaos displacement and protection crisis (Special Country Report)

IDMC highlights the drastic plight of people displaced by internal armed conflict in the Republic’s southern island region of Mindanao.

01 October 2009 | Publication

Civilians in the way of conflict: Displaced people in Sri Lanka

The following report aims to explore the issues faced by IDPs in Sri Lanka in more detail, with information gained by IDMC during a fact-finding mission in 2007

01 September 2007 | Publication

Bangladesh: Minorities increasingly at risk of displacement

IDMC report on Bangladesh sheds light on plight of minorities who are at increased risk of displacement due to civil war and persecution of religious minorities.

01 March 2006 | Publication

Trapped in displacement, Internally Displaced People in the OSCE area

IDMC illuminates the issue of protracted displacement in Europe and Central Asia where three million IDPs still await durable solutions.

01 October 2004 | Publication

Protecting internally displaced persons in the OSCE area: A neglected commitment

IDMC regional report outlines plight of three million displaced people in Europe and Central Asia forced from their homes as a result of armed conflicts or human rights violations still wait for durable solutions.

01 October 2003 | Publication

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