Central African Republic: complexity of displacement demands nuanced and sustained response

A year after the Séléka seized power in CAR, IDMC takes stock of the mass displacements that followed and maps challenges ahead.

24 March 2014 | Briefing Paper

Left behind: IDPs forgotten in Mali’s southern cities

Nearly two years since the onset of the crisis, there are 200,000 IDPs in Mali, of which half have been left behind in southern cities.

20 February 2014 | Briefing Paper

South Sudan: Out of crisis, an opportunity?

Two years after South Sudan's independence, the scale and seriousness of the country's internal displacement situation is often under-reported

09 July 2013 | Briefing Paper

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


Briefing paper on Southern Sudan: IDPs return to face slow land allocation, and no shelter, basic services or livelihoods

Of the approximately four million people internally displaced by the civil war, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has estimated that from the 2005 signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) until the end of 2009, over two million returned to Southern Sudan and to the region of Southern Kordofan, including the Abyei area.

30 May 2011 | Briefing Paper


Democratic Republic of the Congo: IDP protection in light of UNSC Resolution 1925 on MONUSCO’s mandate

Preventing future displacement of the civilian population in DRC and ensuring durable solutions to those who have been displaced has been recognized by UNSC Resolution 1925 as crucial to ensure sustainable peace and security in the country.

01 May 2011 | Briefing Paper


Background note on internal displacement and protection concerns in Côte d’Ivoire

When Côte d’Ivoire’s 2010 post-electoral crisis broke out, the country had been trying to secure peace and stability since civil war erupted in September 2002. While a number of the humanitarian problems from that period had been addressed by the end of 2010, there were still populations with outstanding protection needs.

04 April 2011 | Briefing Paper


Southern Sudan: Overcoming obstacles to durable solutions now – building stability for the future

After two and a half decades of war, the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) between the Government of the Republic of the Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army brought relative peace to Southern Sudan and provided the opportunity for some reconstruction.

01 August 2010 | Briefing Paper


Exit Paper: Sierra Leone

With the return of Sierra Leone’s internally displaced people following the end of the armed conflict in 2002, the Global IDP Project is no longer actively monitoring the situation in that country.

01 October 2004 | Briefing Paper


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