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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

IDMC

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

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

Comprehensive response urgently required as displacement crisis worsens

As international troops prepare to leave , more than half a million Afghans are estimated to be internally displaced

25 March 2013 | Overview

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

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

A hidden displacement crisis

Among those registered as having returned, many have not been able to achieve a durable solution but continue to face difficulties in accessing basic necessities, in rebuilding their livelihoods, and in exercising their civil rights

31 October 2012 | Overview

IDMC

The new peace agreement in the Philippines is an opportunity to address internal displacement in Mindanao

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) welcomes the signing this week of a peace deal by the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the country's main Muslim rebel group.

19 October 2012 | Briefing Paper

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Bangladesh

IDMC's Bangladesh page provides an overview of the latest figures and key concerns facing internally displaced people in the country.

31 July 2012 | Country Page

IDMC

Myanmar

IDMC's Myanmar page provides an overview of the latest figures and key concerns facing internally displaced people in the country.

31 July 2012 | Country Page

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Timor-Leste

IDMC's Timor-Leste page provides an overview of the latest figures and key concerns facing internally displaced people in the country.

31 July 2012 | Country Page

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Indonesia

IDMC's Indonesia page provides an overview of the latest figures and key concerns facing internally displaced people in the country.

31 July 2012 | Country Page

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Nepal

IDMC's Nepal page provides an overview of the latest figures and key concerns facing internally displaced people in the country.

31 July 2012 | Country Page

IDMC

Turkmenistan

IDMC's Turkmenistan page provides an overview of the latest figures and key concerns facing internally displaced people in the country.

31 July 2012 | Country Page

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