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What does development-caused displacement look like in Africa?

While internal displacement caused by conflict and disasters in Africa has been reported fairly constantly in the international media, development-based internal displacement in the continent is yet to gain such prominence. Guest blogger Dr Romola Adeola explores the prevalence of this root cause of internal displacement in Africa and why it has largely gone unnoticed in discussions on humanitarian protection by regional and international agencies.

07 December 2016 | Blog Post

Workshop on durable solutions for displaced persons in Cote d’Ivoire

In July 2014, IDMC organised a training workshop on durable solutions in Cote d’Ivoire to support the development of a national strategy on durable solutions.

25 November 2014 | Publication

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

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

A comprehensive response to internal displacement is crucial

Two years after South Sudan's independence, the scale and seriousness of the country's internal displacement situation remains a major concern. Including hundreds of thousands people displaced by the current crisis since December 2013, IDMC monitoring shows that almost a million people have been newly displaced over the last three years due to ongoing instability.

09 July 2013 | Overview

Internal displacement and the Kampala Convention: an opportunity for development actors

Analytical Paper on the Relevance of Human Rights Approaches for Development Activities Targeting Conflict- and Disaster-Induced Displacement in Africa

01 November 2012 | Publication

Internal displacement in Africa: A development challenge

IDMC explores challenges of developmental issues when looking for durable solutions to the problem of displacement.

02 October 2012 | Publication

Sanctuary in the city?

These studies are part of ongoing work on urban displacement in Nairobi, conducted between 2010 and 2011 to explore the phenomenon of displacement in the urban environment and the implications and challenges it poses for humanitarian action

01 December 2011 | Publication

Unlocking the protracted displacement of refugees and internally displaced persons

IDMC paper considering in what way international actors should frame protracted displacements and the search for durable solutions to these crises.

01 November 2011 | Publication

Unprepared for peace: Education in northern Uganda in displacement and beyond

Case study focusing on factors that affect displaced children’s ability to exercise their right to education in Uganda.

01 June 2011 | Publication

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