Niger: Internal displacement in brief

Humanitarians have focused efforts on responding to the increasing food insecurity in the country, by targeting vulnerable groups including IDPs

31 December 2011 | Summary

Unknown numbers of IDPs still need humanitarian assistance as well as support for long-term durable solutions

A significant proportion of IDPs would choose to integrate in the place they were displaced to, but their lack of security of tenure presents a major obstacle to this

20 December 2011 | Overview

New displacement and worsening humanitarian and protection crisis for IDPs

The famine threatened the lives of many of the 1.5 million people displaced by conflict, with malnutrition rates among IDPs in Mogadishu and Afgoye up to three times the critical emergency threshold

09 December 2011 | Overview

Workshop on durable solutions for internally displaced people

The National Commission on Land and Other Properties (Commission Nationale des Terres et Autres Biens or CNTB) in collaboration with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and its Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) organised a workshop on the role of the CNTB in promoting durable solutions for internally displaced people (IDPs), on 10 November 2011 at Chez André in Bujumbura.

01 December 2011 | Publication

Sanctuary in the city?

These studies are part of ongoing work on urban displacement in Nairobi, conducted between 2010 and 2011 to explore the phenomenon of displacement in the urban environment and the implications and challenges it poses for humanitarian action

01 December 2011 | Publication

Unlocking the protracted displacement of refugees and internally displaced persons

IDMC paper considering in what way international actors should frame protracted displacements and the search for durable solutions to these crises.

01 November 2011 | Publication

IDPs need further assistance in context of continued attacks and insecurity

There were an estimated 1.7 million internally displaced people (IDPs) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as of July 2011, the vast majority of them in the eastern provinces of North and South Kivu. This included over 128,000 people newly displaced in the first quarter of 2011.

14 September 2011 | Overview


Burundi: Secure tenure and land access still challenges for long-term IDPs

Up to 100,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) were living in mid-2011 in settlements in the north and centre of Burundi. They had been displaced by inter-ethnic and inter-communal violence which broke out after a 1993 coup d’état and the fighting between government forces and rebel groups which followed.

18 August 2011 | Country Profile

Secure tenure and land access still challenges for long-term IDPs

IDPs lack security of tenure in the settlements they live in, and many are far from the land on which they depend for survival

18 August 2011 | Overview

Improvements in security allow for the return of some IDPs

Approximately 30% of IDPs are children between the ages of six and 12. Children in IDP camps have had limited access to primary education and no chance of further schooling

22 June 2011 | Overview

Unprepared for peace: Education in northern Uganda in displacement and beyond

Case study focusing on factors that affect displaced children’s ability to exercise their right to education in Uganda.

01 June 2011 | Publication


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

An uncertain future? Children and Armed Conflict in the Central African Republic

This IDMC and Watchlist report on the Lord’s Resistance Army in CAR, focuses on the abduction of children who are often then raped, used as sex slaves, and forced to attack villages and kill others, including other children.

01 May 2011 | Publication


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

Monitoring of conflict, human rights violations and resulting displacement still problematic

Armed conflicts and localised episodes of violence have continued to cause displacement in various areas

20 January 2011 | Overview


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