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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

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

Africa’s ground-breaking convention on internal displacement reaches first anniversary

In a report released one year after the Kampala Convention came into force, the African Union Commission together with the IDMC take a look back to see what progress has been

06 December 2013 | Blog Post

Oral statement by NRC-IDMC to the UPR Pre-Session 2nd Cycle Review of Afghanistan

On behalf of the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre highlighted some of the human rights issues currently facing internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Afghanistan in a statement to the UNHRC.

28 November 2013 | Human Rights Mechanism

The Oslo Accords, 20 years of a worsening humanitarian situation, time for a creative rethink?

The twenty years since peace process have seen more discriminatory planning policies and settlement construction than the thirty years preceding it, leading to a dramatic increase in displacement and movement restrictions.

15 November 2013 | Blog Post

Why Afghanistan must act now to adopt a national policy for its internally displaced

Time is running out for the Afghan government to adopt a stalled landmark policy for the hundreds of thousands forced to flee within the country.

21 October 2013 | Blog Post

Stability slowly returning but durable solutions a remote possibility for many IDPs

Few could have predicted that Mali, long considered a beacon of democracy in West Africa, would in less than a year see half its territory overrun by Islamic militants and 10% of its northern population displaced

11 October 2013 | Overview

Solutions for IDPs revealed as key for future peace and stability in Somalia

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

01 October 2013 | Overview

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CESCR pre-sessional Serbia 2013

In this submission to the UN’s Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on Serbia, IDMC outlines numerous issues IDPs face related to discrimination, employment, social security, housing, health and education.

30 September 2013 | Human Rights Mechanism

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

No safe passage: the 20 year legacy of the Oslo Accords

Twenty years after the signing of the Oslo Accords, a peaceful two-state solution has yet to be realised increasing the fragmentation of Palestine.

13 September 2013 | Blog Post

Five years on from the Georgia-Russia war: Georgian IDPs still in need

Earlier this month was the fifth anniversary of the Georgia-Russia war, leaving tens of thousands of people displaced. For most, returning home remains an elusive hope.

21 August 2013 | Blog Post

“Ripped from their homes and ancestral lands” – addressing the plight of the Philippines’ largest ethnic group

IDMC’s latest report highlights the plight of a Mindanao’s indigenous people, the Lumads, currently living in the shadows in the Philippines.

09 August 2013 | Blog Post

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HRC Submission Georgia 2013

In this submission to the UN’s Human Rights Committee on Georgia, IDMC raises problems IDPs face with discrimination, freedom of movement and public participation.

09 August 2013 | Human Rights Mechanism

Will the victims of Bosnia’s war finally get justice?

On the anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, the UN’s reinstatement of charges against former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić offers some hope to those driven from their homes during the 1990’s.

15 July 2013 | Blog Post

A worsening displacement crisis in need of a comprehensive response

There has been some progress in the implementation of agreements and frameworks relevant to supporting IDPs at the national and regional level, but it has been slow and insufficient

09 July 2013 | Overview

South Sudan: Out of crisis, an opportunity?

Two years after South Sudan's independence, the scale and seriousness of the country's internal displacement situation is often under-reported

09 July 2013 | Briefing Paper

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CEDAW 55 session Bosnia and Herzegovina 2013

In this submission to the UN’s Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, IDMC focuses on discrimination, violence, housing, livelihoods and public participation.

24 June 2013 | Human Rights Mechanism

IDMC

CEDAW 55th session Serbia 2013

In this submission to the UN’s Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, IDMC highlights problems IDP women face with violence, housing, education, employment and discrimination.

24 June 2013 | Human Rights Mechanism

IDMC's Stakeholder Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Afghanistan

IDMC’s submission to the Universal Periodic Review with recommendations to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on implementation of the national IDP policy and improvement of housing conditions for IDPs.

14 June 2013 | Human Rights Mechanism

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EU Enlargement Submission Serbia 2013

In this submission to the EU’s Enlargement Directorate on Serbia, IDMC provides information on IDP housing, livelihoods, documentation, freedom of movement and discrimination.

20 May 2013 | Human Rights Mechanism

IDMC

EU Enlargement Turkey 2013

In this submission to the EU’s Enlargement Directorate on Turkey, IDMC updates the Directorate on country developments from October 2012 to May 2013 as they relate to IDPs.

20 May 2013 | Human Rights Mechanism

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

IDMC

CESCR Submission Bosnia and Herzegovina 2013

In this submission to the UN’s Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on Bosnia and Herzegovina, IDMC highlights issues IDPs face with discrimination, work, social security, housing and education.

29 March 2013 | Human Rights Mechanism

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