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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

Pushed Aside - Displaced for "Development" in India

This report documents and analyses the scale, process and impacts of displacement caused by development projects and business activities. IDMC shows through nine cases in India that IDPs suffer detrimental impacts and rarely recover. As the world embarks on implementing the post-2015 global development agendas, IDMC calls for people displaced by development projects and business activities to be priority beneficiaries of development work.

14 July 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

Durable solutions for IDPs: challenges and way forward

The IDMC-NRC training workshop on durable solutions for IDPs is intended to build awareness on this theme among national and international responders, including States, humanitarian and development actors.

12 October 2015 | 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

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

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

Home sweet home: housing practices and tools that support durable solutions for urban IDPs

This report presents housing practices and tools that address challenges to adequate housing in urban displacement situations in Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle-East.

25 March 2015 | Publication

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

Workshop on durable solutions in Zamboanga

The workshop in Zamboanga assisted local and international partners to define a durable solution strategy providing guarantees in line with the international standards set out by the IASC Framework for Durable Solutions.

28 November 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

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

Unfinished business: Kenya’s efforts to address displacement and land issues in Coast Region

The report analyses displacement in Kenya’s Coast region, identifies land issues as key triggers and obstacles to durable solutions, and recommends actions to address them.

03 July 2014 | Publication

Born in displacement: Challenges in assisting and protecting descendants of internally displaced people

Are children born to IDPs also IDPs? If so, until when? IDMC discusses the risks and issues surrounding children born in displacement

27 June 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

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

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

Internal Displacement in Iraq: Barriers to Integration

This report looks at integration since 85 percent of Iraqi IDPs want to integrate but it is not always a question of choice since often they can neither return home nor move elsewhere.

20 December 2013 | Publication

A life of fear and flight: The Legacy of LRA Brutality in north-east Democratic Republic of Congo

IDMC's report offers a revealing insight into the realities of life for those who live side-by-side with one of the most vicious and notorious armed groups in the world, the Lord’s Resistance Army

17 September 2013 | Publication

Global Overview 2012: People internally displaced by conflict and violence

In 2012, the total number of people internally displaced by armed conflict, generalised violence and human rights violations worldwide was estimated to be 28.8 million. This is the highest figure IDMC has ever recorded

29 April 2013 | Publication

Internal Displacement Global Overview 2011: People internally displaced by conflict and violence

IDMC’s flagship annual report on the major global and regional developments in internal displacement due to conflict and violence throughout the year – includes both figures and analysis.

02 April 2012 | Publication

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