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Guest blogger Elizabeth Ferris describes “the dangers of mainstreaming IDPs into oblivion”

Increasingly, international humanitarians talk about the protection of civilians, vulnerable groups, and affected populations rather than about internally displaced persons (IDPs). What dangers could this pose to IDPs?

29 January 2015 | Blog Post

IDMC at Chatham House: Nigeria’s 2015 elections, Boko Haram and Security

With the Nigerian presidential and parliamentary elections due in February 2015, there are fears the violence that accompanied the polls three years ago will reoccur.

11 December 2014 | Blog Post

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

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

Nigeria: internal displacement as of December 2014

This map shows the causes of internal displacement in Nigeria reported in 2013-2014.

09 December 2014 | Map

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

A review of the legal framework in Zimbabwe relating to the protection of IDPs

The report outlines gaps in the legal framework of Zimbabwe which prevent IDPs from exercising their rights and proposes recommendations.

03 December 2014 | Publication

Workshop on durable solutions for displaced persons in Cote d’Ivoire

In July 2014, IDMC organised a training workshop on durable solutions in Cote d’Ivoire to support the development of a national strategy on durable solutions.

25 November 2014 | Publication

Displaced by disease: 5 displacement patterns emerging from the Ebola epidemic

When a whole town was displaced in Guinea during the Ebola crisis, the link between disease and displacement began to emerge.

20 November 2014 | Blog Post

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

Chad: Displacement as of October 2014

This map shows the internal displacement in Chad as of October 2014 as well as regional dynamics.

24 October 2014 | Map

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

IDMC shares concerns and recommendations on situation of IDPs in South Sudan at Human Rights Council

IDMC Analyst gave a statement to the UN Human Rights Council on the situation of internally displaced people (IDPs) in South Sudan

02 October 2014 | Blog Post

Oral statement to the 27th session of the UN Human Rights Council on South Sudan

IDMC Analyst gave a statement to the UN Human Rights Council on the situation of internally displaced people (IDPs) in South Sudan

24 September 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

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

Why long-term solutions for Malian IDPs hinge on more inclusive peace talks

As Mali is working to establish peace, concerns are being raised regarding the risk of recurring conflict and displacement if a “peace” agreement is brokered without a meaningful involvement from opposition groups and Malian society at large."

14 August 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

Workshop on durable solutions in Mali

In February 2014, IDMC/NRC supported the development of a durable solutions strategy in Mali through the organisation of a workshop on durable solutions and the formulation of recommendations.

23 July 2014 | Publication

The domino effect: why a wide lens is needed to address displacement in central Africa

The briefing paper highlights need to take into account regional dynamics in central Africa and to provide more timely funding and explores potential areas for cross-border learning.

21 July 2014 | Publication

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

Conflict and disaster induced internal displacement for 2013 in Sudan

This map shows conflict and disaster-induced internal displacement in 2013

09 July 2014 | Map

Conflict induced internal displacement and flood-affected areas in South Sudan

This map shows the number of IDPs displaced by conflict since 15 December 2013 as well as areas hit by flooding in 2013.

09 July 2014 | Map

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