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Global Disaster Displacement Risk - A baseline for future work

The report presents the first results generated by our Global Disaster Displacement Model and frame displacement through the lens of risk rather than as something to be addressed only after it has occurred.

12 October 2017 | Publication

Reducing displacement risk in the Greater Horn of Africa

This thematic report presents the first baseline for displacement risk associated with sudden-onset disasters in the countries of the Greater Horn of Africa with the ultimate aim of reducing future displacement.

26 September 2017 | Publication

Internal displacement mid-year figures (January-June 2017)

This report is based on internal displacement figures made available to IDMC from January-June 2017.

16 August 2017 | Publication

Positioned for action: Displacement in the Sendai Framework for disaster risk reduction

This briefing paper provides policy-makers, agencies, civil society and other stakeholders with a summary of how displacement is positioned in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (SFDRR) as a critical issue for reducing disaster risk.

16 February 2017 | Publication

Recovery postponed: The long-term plight of people displaced by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear radiation disaster

After almost six years after the “Great East Japan Earthquake” disaster that struck Japan on 11 March 2011, recovery continues for approximately 134,000 evacuees who remain displaced.

06 February 2017 | Publication

Seizing the momentum: Displacement on the global climate change agenda

IDMC's new briefing paper explains how the need to ratchet up efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change is made ever more urgent by the millions of people being displaced from their homes year by climate-related disasters.

02 November 2016 | Publication

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

2016 Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID 2016)

The GRID 2016 report covers internal displacement caused by conflict and sudden-onset disasters. In addition it also explores displacement currently "off the grid", such as that caused by criminal and gang violence, slow-onset disasters like drought, and development projects.

11 May 2016 | Publication

Understanding the root causes of displacement: towards a comprehensive approach to prevention and solutions

The UNHCR High Commissioner's dialogue 16-17 December 2015 presents a unique opportunity to encourage political actors, development experts, human rights advocates, data specialists and many others to inform responses to displacement upon sound analysis and understanding of the underlying drivers of displacement. IDMC's new briefing paper can help all re-think displacement in the context of today's crises. <!-- Sustainably preventing and resolving displacement requires an understanding of the complex interaction of the various drivers that overlap, accumulate and lead to displacement. -->

08 December 2015 | Publication

Human mobility in the context of climate change

As COP21 gets underway the Advisory Group on Climate Change and Human Mobility, including IDMC, has produced a set of recommendations to government delegates. The aim is to influence the final version of the Climate Change Agreement that the world's nations are set to sign up to when the conference culminates.

01 December 2015 | Publication

Human mobility in the context of climate change: recommendations from the Advisory Group on Climate

Recommendations from the Advisory Group on Climate Change and Human Mobility to delegates negotiating in Bonn this week ahead of the UN climate change conference in Paris.

22 October 2015 | Publication

Urban informal settlers displaced by disasters: challenges to housing responses

IDMC's report explores the challenges in terms of providing sustainable housing assistance to informal urban settlers displaced by disasters. It looks at nine case studies from Asia, America and Europe.

05 June 2015 | Publication

The risk of disaster-induced displacement in South Asia

IDMC's paper provides evidence-based estimates of the likelihood of disaster-induced displacement in the nations belonging to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.

31 March 2015 | Publication

Disaster-related displacement risk: Measuring the risk and addressing its drivers

IDMC's report forecasts an increased risk of global displacement caused by disasters, and calls for a stronger link between displacement and disaster risk reduction.

12 March 2015 | Publication

The risk of disaster-induced displacement in south-east Asia and China

Using an innovative methodology, IDMC calculates the risk of being displaced by disasters in South-East Asia and China—and how this risk is increasing.

15 October 2014 | Publication

Global Estimates 2014: People displaced by disasters

In 2013, 21.9 million people were forced to flee their homes by disasters such as floods, storms and earthquakes.

17 September 2014 | Publication

The evolving picture of displacement in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan: An evidence-based overview

Some of the most vulnerable people displaced by Typhoon Haiyan six months ago are invisible and potentially excluded from sustainable return or relocation and resettlement options.

23 May 2014 | Publication

Assessing drought displacement risk for Kenyan, Ethiopian and Somali pastoralists

IDMC examines how drought and other factors influence the scale, scope and patterns of drought-related displacement of pastoralists in the Horn of Africa.

21 May 2014 | Publication

On the margin: Kenya’s pastoralists

Conceptual study of internal displacement of pastoralists (case study: Kenya), examining its multi-causality and processes/options for improving their protection and assistance, to move towards durable solutions.

03 March 2014 | Publication

Technical paper: The risk of disaster-induced displacement in the Pacific island states

This technical paper represents an initial attempt to assess the risk of disaster-induced displacement in 21 island states in the South Pacific.

14 January 2014 | Publication

Technical Paper: The risk of disaster-induced displacement

IDMC technical paper assessing the risk of disaster-induced displacement in select Central American and Caribbean countries.

02 December 2013 | Publication

Neglected displacement: Human mobility in Pacific disaster risk management and climate change adaptation mechanisms

In the context of global warming, displacement related to gradual processes such as the loss of territory caused by rising sea levels and saltwater intrusion into aquifers, is likely to escalate

18 September 2013 | Publication

Global Estimates 2012: People displaced by disasters

In 2012, 32.4 million people were forced to flee their homes by disasters such as floods, storms and earthquakes

13 May 2013 | Publication

Disaster-induced internal displacement in the Philippines

This report highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the response to the Sendong disaster and the recovery process.

29 January 2013 | Publication

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