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Leaving no one behind: internal displacement and the New Urban Agenda

As UN member states commit to the New Urban Agenda for the next 20 years, this paper sets out the specific challenges facing people internally displaced to and within urban areas and related recommendations to ensure they benefit from the implementation of the agenda and are not ‘left behind’.

11 October 2016 | Publication

Global Estimates 2015: People displaced by disasters

Latest figures from IDMC estimate that more than 19.3 million people were forced to flee their homes by disasters in 100 countries in 2014. Hundreds of thousands more are still displaced following disasters in previous years.

20 July 2015 | Publication

Time for a new approach: Ending protracted displacement in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s experience illustrates how long-term displacement is a development challenge that needs to be addressed first and foremost by governments and supporting development actors.

01 July 2015 | Publication

Global Overview 2015: People internally displaced by conflict and violence

In 2014, the total number of people internally displaced by armed conflict and violence worldwide was estimated to be 38 million people, the highest figure IDMC has ever recorded.

06 May 2015 | Publication

Boko Haram’s terror ripples through the region

Brutal attacks by militant group Boko Haram have caused massive internal displacement not only within Nigeria but also in neighboring Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

16 April 2015 | 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

Nigeria: Fleeing Boko Haram's relentless terror

IDMC's latest analysis of displacement by Boko Haram reveals that extreme violence has caused some 250,000 to flee their homes in the last 10 months

05 June 2014 | Publication

Global Overview 2014: people internally displaced by conflict and violence

IDMC's flagship report reveals 33.3 million internally displaced by conflict in 2013, a record high for the second year.

14 May 2014 | Publication

Forced displacement linked to transnational organised crime in Mexico

In this ground breaking study, IDMC analyzes and assesses the impact that intense criminal violence has had on forced displacement in Mexico.

01 May 2012 | Publication

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

“This is our land”: Ethnic violence and internal displacement in north-east India

Nearly a million people have been forced to flee their homes by ethnic violence in north-east India over the past 20 years, but their government has failed in its duty to protect them.

01 November 2011 | Publication

National outrage: Violence against internally displaced women and girls in eastern Chad

IDMC examines widespread violence against internally displaced women and girls in Eastern Chad.

01 November 2010 | Publication

Whose land is this? Land disputes and forced displacement in the western forest area of Côte d’Ivoire

IDMC discusses ongoing land disputes in Côte d’Ivoire that have been exacerbated by armed conflict, the resulting displacement, and now the return of internally displaced people.

01 November 2009 | Publication

Cycle of conflict and neglect: Mindanaos displacement and protection crisis (Special Country Report)

IDMC highlights the drastic plight of people displaced by internal armed conflict in the Republic’s southern island region of Mindanao.

01 October 2009 | Publication

State of Neglect: Displaced Children in the Central African Republic

Internally displaced children in CAR face severe protection problems from ongoing insecurity and violence.

01 November 2008 | Publication

Internal displacement to urban areas: the Tufts-IDMC profiling study

IDMC identified the need to develop and test a methodology to assess the number and situation of IDPs in urban centres

01 September 2008 | Publication

The Many Faces of Displacement: IDPs in Zimbabwe

IDMC report examining the plight of internally displaced people in Zimbabwe and focusing on the needs of IDPs in terms of humanitarian assistance and protection, and highlights gaps in the current response by the government and the international community.

01 August 2008 | Publication

Ethiopia: Addressing the rights and needs of people displaced by conflict

Relatively little is known about the extent and nature of conflict-induced internal displacement in Ethiopia. This report aims to explore the issues faced by internally displaced people in more detail using information gathered by IDMC during a fact-finding mission in 2007

01 October 2007 | Publication

Civilians in the way of conflict: Displaced people in Sri Lanka

The following report aims to explore the issues faced by IDPs in Sri Lanka in more detail, with information gained by IDMC during a fact-finding mission in 2007

01 September 2007 | Publication

Internally displaced in Chad: Trapped between civil conflict and Sudan's Darfur crisis

IDMC recommendations solutions for decades long crisis of forced displacement in East Chad caused by armed conflict, cross-border raids from neighbouring Sudan and spiralling inter-communal violence.

01 July 2007 | Publication

Book of Life Stories: Para Que Se Sepa (Let It Be Known)

A compilation of life stories of those displaced by Colombia’s years of internal armed conflict and massive human rights violations.

01 June 2007 | Publication

Internal displacement in Central African Republic: a protection crisis

IDMC reports on and makes recommendations for durable solutions to the decade long crisis of forced displacement in Central African Republic.

01 January 2007 | Publication

Displaced by the Wall: Forced displacement as a Result of the West Bank Wall and its Associated Regime

Report produced in conjunction with the Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights assesses the forced displacement of Palestinian communities as a result of the West Bank Wall and its regime.

01 September 2006 | Publication

In Need of Durable Solutions: the Revolving Door of Internal Displacement in West Africa

IDMC overview of the background and causes of conflict-induced internal displacement in West Africa, as well as an overview of the main protection and assistance concerns of IDPs in six countries.

01 April 2006 | Publication

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