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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

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

Somalia: internal displacement as of March 2015

This map shows the internal displacement in Somalia as of March 2015.

18 March 2015 | Map

Somalia: over a million IDPs need support for local solutions

The government has taken an important step towards IDP protection by adopting a national policy on internal displacement, but challenges remain as the country struggles to find peace and stability.

18 March 2015 | Overview

Burundi: internal displacement as of March 2015

This map shows the internal displacement in Burundi as of March 2015.

04 March 2015 | Map

Burundi: guarded optimism that long-term IDPs may achieve durable solutions

In Burundi, thousands of IDPs still live in protracted displacement. Their prospects for durable solutions might increase with the forthcoming elections and the renewed engagement of the government.

04 March 2015 | Overview

Côte d'Ivoire: internal displacement as of February 2015

This map shows the internal displacement in Côte d'Ivoire as of February 2015.

26 February 2015 | Map

Côte d'Ivoire: new commitments signal hope for 300,000 still internally displaced

Significant security improvements and promising political commitments have meant that many IDPs have been able to return to their home areas since mid-2011, but more than 300,000 still live in internal displacement.

26 February 2015 | Overview

Guest blogger Elizabeth Ferris describes “the dangers of mainstreaming IDPs into oblivion”

Increasingly, international humanitarians talk about the protection of civilians, vulnerable groups, and affected populations rather than about internally displaced persons (IDPs). What dangers could this pose to IDPs?

29 January 2015 | Blog Post

The Kampala Convention two years on: time to turn theory into practice

The paper illustrates the Kampala Convention's achievements two years later, and how signatory countries have taken different approaches to implementing its provisions.

08 December 2014 | Publication

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

Displaced by disease: 5 displacement patterns emerging from the Ebola epidemic

When a whole town was displaced in Guinea during the Ebola crisis, the link between disease and displacement began to emerge.

20 November 2014 | Blog Post

Chad: Regional instability overshadows the fate of remaining IDPs

The situation for Chad's remaining 90,000 internally displaced people remains challenging. The government no longer recognises them as IDPs, and they receive no direct assistance.

24 October 2014 | Overview

Chad: Displacement as of October 2014

This map shows the internal displacement in Chad as of October 2014 as well as regional dynamics.

24 October 2014 | Map

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

Workshop on durable solutions in Mali

In February 2014, IDMC/NRC supported the development of a durable solutions strategy in Mali through the organisation of a workshop on durable solutions and the formulation of recommendations.

23 July 2014 | Publication

Unfinished business: Kenya’s efforts to address displacement and land issues in Coast Region

The report analyses displacement in Kenya’s Coast region, identifies land issues as key triggers and obstacles to durable solutions, and recommends actions to address them.

03 July 2014 | Publication

Newly-displaced Kenyans in 2013

In the absence of reliable comprehensive data on IDP populations across Kenya, conservative estimates of new displacement in 2013 due to inter-communal violence and disasters are represented here.

03 June 2014 | Map

Kenya: too early to turn the page on IDPs, more work is needed

IDMC highlights Kenya’s need to support durable solutions for all IDPs, collect comprehensive and updated data on displacement and urgently implement the 2012 IDP Act

03 June 2014 | Overview

Central African Republic: can it get any worse?

The current crisis in the Central African Republic has a tremendous impact on internal displaced people as well as on the economy.

30 May 2014 | Blog Post

Mali: Ongoing pursuit of durable solutions

By April 2014, 137,000 people remained internally displaced in Mali while those returning north faced numerous obstacles to securing a durable solution to their displacement.

19 May 2014 | Overview

Increasing returns in Mali's displacement patterns

Returning IDPs continued to face obstacles to securing a durable solution to their displacement while 137,000 people remained displaced in Mali's south by April 2014.

19 May 2014 | Map

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

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