On World Refugee Day, IDMC's senior strategic adviser on conflict Elizabeth Rushing reflects on UNHCR’s annual NGO consultations and gives two recommendations to policymakers working on the global compact on refugees.
20 June 2017 | Blog Post
The nature of displacement in Palestine is unique among present day humanitarian crises, and remains directly related to the impact of protracted occupation. Now in its 50th year, the occupation continues to escalate with no end to it in sight. Itay Epshtain, NRC Palestine Policy Advisor, reflects on the role of humanitarians and that of States in efforts to ensure peace, security and the protection of rights in this context.
09 June 2017 | Blog Post
While internal displacement caused by conflict and disasters in Africa has been reported fairly constantly in the international media, development-based internal displacement in the continent is yet to gain such prominence. Guest blogger Dr Romola Adeola explores the prevalence of this root cause of internal displacement in Africa and why it has largely gone unnoticed in discussions on humanitarian protection by regional and international agencies.
07 December 2016 | Blog Post
Guest bloggers Laurie Wiseberg and Mirak Raheem discuss the recently approved “National Policy on Durable Solutions for Conflict-affected Displacement” and its implementation.
02 September 2016 | Blog Post
The elderly are usually the last to flee from an unfolding conflict or disaster. Once displaced, many are vulnerable to poor health and face greater obstacles to restoring livelihoods and achieving durable solutions.
25 July 2016 | Blog Post
As the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), Istanbul, 23-24 May 2016, explicitly recognises internal displacement as a “complex political and development challenge”, IDMC highlights the need to address the underlying drivers of displacement and calls for better data collection.
24 May 2016 | Blog Post
In March 2016, IDMC undertook its first research mission to India dedicated to displacement caused by development projects.
29 April 2016 | Blog Post
One year after the April and May 2015 earthquakes and aftershocks, there remains a long road ahead to finding sustainable solutions for more than 2.6 million people displaced.
25 April 2016 | Blog Post
Guest blogger Reiko Hasegawa from SciencesPo in Paris shares her expert insights on the ongoing struggles faced by people from the radiation contaminated areas who are still displaced five years following the 2011 disaster in Fukushima, Japan.
11 March 2016 | Blog Post
IDMC launched its latest report "Home sweet home: Housing practices and tools that support durable solutions for IDPs" featuring a key note speech from Dr.Chaloka Beyani.
09 April 2015 | Blog Post
Q&A analysing current and future challenges concerning the protection needs of different groups of displaced people, in particular for IDPs.
01 April 2015 | Blog Post
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
Ten years after the Manam volcano erupted, over 15,000 people remain displaced. The government must provide them with durable solutions.
11 December 2014 | Blog Post
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
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
IDMC attempts to unpack the question: are children born to internally displaced people (IDPs) themselves IDPs, and what are the impacts?
27 June 2014 | Blog Post
The current crisis in the Central African Republic has a tremendous impact on internal displaced people as well as on the economy.
30 May 2014 | Blog Post
Examining displacement post-Haiyan, IDMC challenges the common assumption that when people are displaced by disasters, their situation is temporary.
27 May 2014 | Blog Post
IDMC reveals 33.3 million people were internally displaced by conflict in 2013, with a full 63% in just 5 countries.
14 May 2014 | Blog Post
IDMC's annual report reveals 12.5 million people in sub-Saharan Africa have been internally displaced by conflict & violence in 2013.
14 May 2014 | Blog Post
The majority of Indonesia's 90,000 IDPs struggle to assert their land and housing rights. Addressing this is key to resolving long-term displacement and preventing forced evictions.
13 May 2014 | Blog Post
IDMC calls on Azerbaijan to use its upcoming tenure at the Council of Europe to resolve displacement for Europe's 2.3 million IDPs.
26 March 2014 | Blog Post
At the UN Human Rights Council, IDMC asks why recommendations adopted by Sri Lanka on IDPs have yet to be implemented.
25 March 2014 | Blog Post
IDMC explains the ‘tipping point’ from which pastoralists fall from voluntary migration into forced displacement
05 March 2014 | Blog Post