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Boko Haram’s terror ripples through the region

Brutal attacks by militant group Boko Haram have caused massive internal displacement not only within Nigeria but also in neighboring Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

16 April 2015 | Publication

Nigerian IDPs at risk of going unheard in upcoming elections

As Nigerians prepare to vote in the presidential election on Saturday, there are concerns that over 1.2 million displaced people will be unable to access polling stations.

26 March 2015 | Blog Post

Why long-term solutions for Malian IDPs hinge on more inclusive peace talks

As Mali is working to establish peace, concerns are being raised regarding the risk of recurring conflict and displacement if a “peace” agreement is brokered without a meaningful involvement from opposition groups and Malian society at large."

14 August 2014 | Blog Post

As violence intensifies due to Boko Haram, Jan Egeland warns Nigeria is ‘spiralling into the abyss’

With twenty more women abducted in Nigeria, concerns mount over the escalating geopolitical threat Boko Haram poses to the region.

11 June 2014 | Blog Post

Nigeria: Fleeing Boko Haram's relentless terror

IDMC's latest analysis of displacement by Boko Haram reveals that extreme violence has caused some 250,000 to flee their homes in the last 10 months

05 June 2014 | Publication

A record 33.3 million displaced by conflict and violence worldwide, with Nigeria in the top 5 countries most affected

IDMC's annual report reveals 12.5 million people in sub-Saharan Africa have been internally displaced by conflict & violence in 2013.

14 May 2014 | Blog Post

Why now is not the time for UN watchdogs to drop the ball on the DRC

With reports of the re-emergence of the notorious M23 armed group within the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), IDMC’s argues for the renewal of the mandate of the ‘United Nations Group of Experts’, due to expire February 2014.

14 January 2014 | Blog Post

South Sudan: A multi-causal crisis in dire need of multi-level approach to peace

With protracted crisis in South Sudan and the conflicting parties holding talks in Addis Ababa, IDMC explains why long term solutions for those affected are reliant on a true national peace building process to support a comprehensive political solution.

10 January 2014 | Blog Post

Violence in Central African Republic threatens whole region as IDP numbers escalate

IDMC outlines insecurity and violence issues in Central African Republic as France pushes for UN Security Resolution amid reports of cross-border criminal activity and an influx of foreign fighters.

10 October 2013 | Blog Post

Why displaced children of Somalia hold key to future peace

IDMC highlights the importance of engaging displaced children so as to provide and alternative path to radicalism.

01 October 2013 | Blog Post

LRA-related displacement in central Africa: an end to the emergency, but not to IDPs' needs

Since the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) first emerged in the 1980s, the group's violence has displaced an estimated 2.5 million people within and across borders in central Africa. Here, a regional analysis of displacement by the LRA

26 September 2013 | Overview

A Life of Fear and Flight: The Legacy of LRA Brutality in North-East Democratic Republic of Congo

IDMC / UNHCR report provides insight into the lives of victims who have suffered at the brutal hands of the LRA

17 September 2013 | Blog Post

Fragmented response to internal displacement amid Boko Haram attacks and flood season

Figures on displacement after larger scale crises suggest that violence and disasters caused by natural hazards have forced a staggering number of people to flee their homes

23 July 2013 | Overview

A cautious return: Malian IDPs prepare to go home

The military campaign to retake control of northern Mali from Islamist rebels has raised hopes among IDPs that they could soon be going home - but what will they be going home to?

20 February 2013 | Briefing Paper

Nowhere to run: Fleeing Malians struggle to find safety and assistance

More displacements are expected across the country as the fighting and violence are likely to intensify over the next few weeks as more French and African troops are deployed

21 January 2013 | Briefing Paper

The Many Faces of Displacement: IDPs in Zimbabwe

IDMC report examining the plight of internally displaced people in Zimbabwe and focusing on the needs of IDPs in terms of humanitarian assistance and protection, and highlights gaps in the current response by the government and the international community.

01 August 2008 | Publication

Internal displacement in Central African Republic: a protection crisis

IDMC reports on and makes recommendations for durable solutions to the decade long crisis of forced displacement in Central African Republic.

01 January 2007 | Publication

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