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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

Regional training on the Kampala Convention

To celebrate the first anniversary of the entry into force of the Kampala Convention IDMC and UNHCR organised two workshops for representatives of 13 West African countries.

01 February 2014 | Publication

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

Why now is not the time for UN watchdogs to drop the ball on the DRC

With reports of the re-emergence of the notorious M23 armed group within the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), IDMC’s argues for the renewal of the mandate of the ‘United Nations Group of Experts’, due to expire February 2014.

14 January 2014 | Blog Post

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

South Sudan: A multi-causal crisis in dire need of multi-level approach to peace

With protracted crisis in South Sudan and the conflicting parties holding talks in Addis Ababa, IDMC explains why long term solutions for those affected are reliant on a true national peace building process to support a comprehensive political solution.

10 January 2014 | Blog Post

Sudan: Internal displacement in brief

At least 470,000 people were newly displaced in Sudan in 2013.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Liberia: Internal displacement in brief

Liberia’s civil war forced some 500,000 people to flee their homes between 1989 and 2003.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Kenya: Internal displacement in brief

Since its independence, Kenya has experienced numerous waves of internal displacement caused by generalised violence, disasters and development projects.

31 December 2013 | Summary

South Sudan: Internal displacement in brief

There were at least 383,000 people displaced by violence and human rights violations in South Sudan as of the end of 2013.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Internal displacement in Sub-Saharan Africa

There were 12.5 million IDPs in the 21 sub-Saharan countries that IDMC monitors as of the end of 2013, more than a third of the global total. Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Sudan had the largest populations of IDPs in Africa.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Central African Republic: Internal displacement in brief

Profiling exercises carried out in the areas of Kabo and Bamingui-Bangoran revealed that the majority of IDPs surveyed would prefer not to return to their places of origin

31 December 2013 | Summary

Zimbabwe: Internal displacement in brief

There was no information on the number of IDPs in Zimbabwe in 2013. In the absence of a comprehensive survey, the only figures available are estimates based on past needs assessments.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Uganda: Internal displacement in brief

Attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the government’s strategy of forcibly relocating civilians in displacement camps caused large-scale displacement in northern Uganda in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Nigeria: Internal displacement in brief

The Islamist armed group Boko Haram carried out an increasing number of brutal attacks during 2013, which triggered significant new displacement in north-eastern Nigeria.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Ethiopia: Internal displacement in brief

In Ethiopia both natural and man-made disasters displace thousands every year. As of December 2013 there were 316,000 people internally displaced in the country according to IOM and its partners.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Senegal: Internal displacement in brief

Sporadic clashes between the Senegalese army and the separatist Movement of Democratic Forces in the Casamance (MFDC) reduced in number and intensity during 2013.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Burundi: Internal displacement in brief

No new displacements were reported in Burundi during 2013, despite tensions ahead of elections in 2015.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Chad: Internal displacement in brief

Armed conflict, inter-ethnic violence and attacks by criminal groups known as coupeurs de route forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes in Chad between 2006 and 2008.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Côte d'Ivoire: Internal Displacement in brief

Most of the one million people displaced by violence following the November 2010 elections in Côte d’Ivoire had managed to return to their homes by the end of 2013, thanks to significant security improvements in Abidjan and the west of the country.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Democratic Republic of Congo: Internal displacement in brief

There were at least 2,963,700 IDPs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as of the end of 2013, a slight increase on the figure for 2012.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Somalia: Internal displacement in brief

Somalia has witnessed more than two decades of conflict, violence, human rights violations and disasters, all of which have triggered repeated waves of displacement.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Mali: Internal displacement in brief

Mali began a slow recovery from crisis during 2013, after France led a military offensive in January to counter Islamist armed groups that made an unexpected push south from their stronghold in the north of the country.

31 December 2013 | Summary

4 Recommendations for next steps in Central African Republic

Violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has been escalating in recent weeks, bringing the number of internally displaced people (IDPs) to over a staggering half million. IDMC explores key recommendations on what the next steps should be.

13 December 2013 | Blog Post

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