Indonesia: Internal displacement in brief

There is no reliable figure for the number of IDPs in Indonesia, but based on information from government agencies, international NGOs and civil society organisations, it was estimated that there were 90,000 IDPs as of the end of 2013.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Afghanistan: Internal displacement in brief

The number of IDPs in Afghanistan continued to rise significantly in 2013, against a backdrop of armed conflict, pervasive violence and abuses by non-state armed groups

31 December 2013 | Summary

Philippines: Internal displacement in brief

Armed conflict between the government and non-state armed groups continued to cause internal displacement in the Philippines in 2013, as did clan-related violence.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Myanmar: Internal displacement in brief

Protracted armed conflict between ethnic non-state armed groups (NSAGs) and government forces has caused internal displacement in Myanmar for more than 50 years.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Internal Displacement in South and South-East Asia

There were 3.2 million IDPs in Asia as of the end of 2013, down 21 per cent from 4.1 million a year earlier. They fled their homes as a result of armed conflict, violence and human rights violations, and around 80 per cent were in Afghanistan, India, Myanmar and Pakistan.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Bangladesh: Internal displacement in brief

There was no updated comprehensive information on the number of IDPs due to conflict, violence and human rights violations since the government’s count of more than 128,000 internally displaced Pahari and Bengali families, or more than 667,000 individuals, in 2000.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Thailand: Internal displacement in brief

There is no official data on the number of people displaced in Thailand by the ten-year conflict between the government and Malay Muslim separatist groups in the southern provinces of Pattani, Narathiwat and Yala.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Sri Lanka: Internal displacement in brief

Of more than 480,000 people who had returned to Northern and Eastern provinces, many are still to achieve durable solutions

31 December 2013 | Summary

Pakistan: Internal displacement in brief

Armed conflict continued to be the main cause of displacement in Pakistan in 2013.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Nepal: Internal displacement in brief

Seven years after the government and Maoist rebels ended their decade-long armed conflict, nearly all of Nepal’s IDPs have returned to their homes.

31 December 2013 | Summary

India: Internal displacement in brief

India continued to experience new and protracted displacement during 2013 as a result of communal violence and armed conflict with a total of at least 526,000 people displaced at the end of the year.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Comprehensive response to wave of displacement crises needed

With the Philippines experiencing three major natural disasters as well as ongoing fighting between the government and armed groups, a more comprehensive response is needed.

09 December 2013 | Overview

Oral statement by NRC-IDMC to the UPR Pre-Session 2nd Cycle Review of Afghanistan

On behalf of the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre highlighted some of the human rights issues currently facing internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Afghanistan in a statement to the UNHRC.

28 November 2013 | Human Rights Mechanism

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

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

“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

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

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


A bend in the road is not the end of the road – the veto of the IDP Act in the Philippines

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is disappointed by the recent vetoing of the Rights of the IDP Act of 2013 by the President of the Philippines, His Excellency Benigno Aquino. The IDP Act would have strengthened the already significant efforts made by the Philippines government over the past decade to assist and protect the millions of people who have been displaced by conflict, violence and natural disasters in the country.

13 June 2013 | Briefing Paper

Massive new displacement and falling returns require rights-based response

Counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations and violent clashes between non-state armed groups continue to lead to major, rapid movements of internally displaced people in the north-west

12 June 2013 | Overview


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