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Central African Republic: IDPs face significant challenges as instability and political transition continue

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

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: 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: 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

Nigeria: multiple displacement crises overshadowed by Boko Haram

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

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

South Sudan: greater humanitarian and development efforts needed to meet IDPs’ growing needs

IDMC highlights the deteriorating situation for more than a million IDPs in South Sudan and the numerous challenges they face.

09 July 2014 | Overview

Sudan: Other crises distract attention from tremendous needs of IDPs

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

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: amid extreme poverty and state fragility, more robust response needed

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

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

New displacement in Uganda continues alongside long-term recovery needs

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

Multiple crises hamper prospects for durable solutions

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

Stability slowly returning but durable solutions a remote possibility for many IDPs

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

Solutions for IDPs revealed as key for future peace and stability in Somalia

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

LRA-related displacement in central Africa: an end to the emergency, but not to IDPs' needs

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

Fragmented response to internal displacement amid Boko Haram attacks and flood season

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

A worsening displacement crisis in need of a comprehensive response

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

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

IDPs' significant needs remain as inter-communal violence increases

Many assume that the emergency has ended, however there are still humanitarian needs for the IDPs

28 December 2012 | Overview

IDPs rebuilding lives amid a delicate peace

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

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Mali: Northern takeover internally displaces at least 118,000 people

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

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New displacement adds to critical humanitarian situation in the country since independence

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

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Nigeria: Increasing violence continues to cause internal displacement

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

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