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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

The national responsibility to protect internally displaced people: The Kampala Convention

IDMC organised a training workshop in partnership with the Norwegian Refugee Council and the AU Commission to promote the ratification and the implementation of the Kampala Convention.

11 May 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

Applying the Kampala Convention in the context of Zimbabwe

IDMC workshops aim to provide technical support to national processes. This was the case of the workshop held in Harare in November 2014 when different stakeholders were convened to discuss the findings of a study on the domestic displacement framework.

03 February 2015 | Publication

12 ways the Kampala Convention protects displaced people from legal limbo

Kampala Convention serves as a reminder that displacement is a problem that requires long term responses. Here we outline how it can provide legal protection to the millions of displaced people in the continent.

09 December 2014 | 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

Domesticating the Kampala Convention: Law and Policy Making

IDMC in partnership with the Liberia Refugee Resettlement and Rehabilitation Commission (LRRRC) organised a three-day training workshop for national law makers, government officials and members of the Liberian civil society with the aim of supporting the domestication of the Kampala Convention in Liberia.

09 October 2014 | Publication

Joint oral statement to the 27th session of the UN Human Rights Council on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 18 September 2014

IDMC Analyst gave a joint statement to the UN Human Rights Council on the situation of internally displaced people (IDPs) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

18 September 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

IDMC and Refugees International share concerns and recommendations at the UPR outcome of DRC

IDMC Analyst gave a joint statement to the UN Human Rights Council on the situation of internally displaced people (IDPs) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

18 September 2014 | Blog Post

As DRC ratifies the Kampala Convention, IDMC asks: What difference will it make?

IDMC explores what difference the ratification of the Kampala Convention by the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo will make for the country's IDPs.

24 July 2014 | Blog Post

Why unresolved land issues lay at the heart of displacement in Kenya’s Coast region

Thousands of people from Kenya’s coastal region face ongoing displacement and forced evictions. A new report explains how unresolved grievances from the past continue to pose major risks for the population today.

03 July 2014 | Blog Post

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

Regional training on the Kampala Convention

To celebrate the first anniversary of the entry into force of the Kampala Convention IDMC and UNHCR organised two workshops for representatives of 13 West African countries.

01 February 2014 | Publication

Africa’s ground-breaking convention on internal displacement reaches first anniversary

In a report released one year after the Kampala Convention came into force, the African Union Commission together with the IDMC take a look back to see what progress has been

06 December 2013 | Blog Post

The Kampala Convention one year on: Progress and prospects: Media Guide

In this report, the African Union Commission together with the IDMC look back to see what progress has been made since it came into force last year.

06 December 2013 | Publication

The Kampala Convention one year on: Progress and prospects

In this report, the African Union Commission together with the IDMC look back to see what progress has been made since it came into force last year.

06 December 2013 | Publication

West Africans bubble with pride as they welcome landmark treaty with rounds of applause

IDMC’s Kim Mancini joins representatives of government, police, civil society organisations, and the UN in Nigeria to celebrate first continental treaty on internal displacement coming into force.

07 December 2012 | Blog Post

What the Kampala Convention means – concretely- for human rights in Africa and in the world

The African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa or the Kampala Convention became legally binding Thursday, 6 December 2012.

06 December 2012 | Blog Post

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

Making the Kampala Convention work for IDPs

Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement and the experiences, laws and policies of African states, the Kampala Convention represents an important milestone in the protection of IDPs’ rights.

01 July 2010 | Publication

Uganda: Only Peace Can Restore the Confidence of the Displaced, 2nd Edition

Updated report produced with the Refugee Law Project (RLP) assesses the implementation of the recommendations made by the UN Secretary-General's Representative on IDPs following his visit to Uganda in August 2003.

01 October 2006 | Publication

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