More than 426,200 IDPs in the Central African Republic continue to live in limbo as a result of the current conflict and communal violence and despite reconciliation efforts.
26 May 2015 | Overview
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
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
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
In the run-up to 2015 elections, attacks by Boko Haram militants have caused an unprecedented crisis in north-eastern Nigeria, compounding other complex causes of internal displacement such as inter-communal violence and flooding.
09 December 2014 | Overview
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
IDMC highlights the deteriorating situation for more than a million IDPs in South Sudan and the numerous challenges they face.
09 July 2014 | Overview
In this overview, IDMC analyses the deeply worrying situation for IDPs in Sudan as well as exploring their outstanding and ongoing needs.
09 July 2014 | Overview
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
IDMC highlights the plight of hundreds of thousands of IDPs in CAR who continue to face numerous challenges in enjoying even their basic human rights.
30 May 2014 | Overview
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
Amid continued displacement due to disasters, evictions, and episodes of violence, continued support is needed to assist over a million people displaced due to Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) who have returned home to rebuild their lives and find long-term peace.
23 January 2014 | Overview
DRC is home to an estimated 2.7 million IDPs, making it one of the largest internal displacement crises in the world. Despite international attention being focussed on other areas of the world at the moment, the humanitarian community cannot allow the people of DRC to be left in the shadows.
14 January 2014 | Overview
Few could have predicted that Mali, long considered a beacon of democracy in West Africa, would in less than a year see half its territory overrun by Islamic militants and 10% of its northern population displaced
11 October 2013 | Overview
Somalia has witnessed over two decades of conflict, violence, human rights violations and natural disasters, all of which have triggered repeated waves of displacement.
01 October 2013 | Overview
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
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
There has been some progress in the implementation of agreements and frameworks relevant to supporting IDPs at the national and regional level, but it has been slow and insufficient
09 July 2013 | Overview
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
Many assume that the emergency has ended, however there are still humanitarian needs for the IDPs
28 December 2012 | Overview
Côte d’Ivoire witnessed the world’s largest new internal displacement event after contested presidential election results in 2010 sparked a violent conflict for political control
28 November 2012 | Overview
Few could have predicted that Mali, long considered a beacon of democracy in West Africa, would in less than a year see half its territory overrun by Islamic militants and a tenth of its northern population internally displaced.
01 October 2012 | Overview
After more than 50 years of civil war, the Republic of South Sudan declared independence from Sudan on 9 July 2011. Until that point, Sudan had been the largest country in Africa and as of the end of 2010 it was home to up to 5.2 million internally displaced people (IDPs) – more than any other country in the world (IDMC, 23 December 2010).
26 June 2012 | Overview
Internal displacement is a common consequence across Nigeria of inter-communal and political violence, flooding and forced evictions. While some of the conflicts appear to be caused by overlapping and mutually reinforcing regional, religious and ethnic divisions, but violence often stems from competition for scarce opportunities and communal resources.
08 June 2012 | Overview