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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

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

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

Israeli forced transfer of Palestinian Bedouins: IDMC joins 42 other NGOs calling on world leaders to stop the implementation of the plan

IDMC was one of 42 local and international organizations calling to stop Israeli plans to forcibly transfer thousands of Palestinian Bedouins into a designated township.

16 September 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

Under fire: Israel's enforcement of Access Restricted Areas in the Gaza Strip

A new report by IDMC and Gaza-based Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) offers the most comprehensive analysis to date on Israel's lethal enforcement of Access-Restricted Areas - (ARA) - live-fire zones imposed by the Israeli military forces on large swathes of the Gaza Strip.

04 February 2014 | 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

Global estimates 2011: People displaced by natural hazard-induced disasters

In 2011, 14.9 million people were internally displaced throughout the world due to natural disasters, mostly related to weather events such as floods and storms. 89% of the displacement occurred in Asia.

03 June 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

Sanctuary in the city?

These studies are part of ongoing work on urban displacement in Nairobi, conducted between 2010 and 2011 to explore the phenomenon of displacement in the urban environment and the implications and challenges it poses for humanitarian action

01 December 2011 | Publication

Internal Displacement: Global Overview of Trends and Developments in 2010

Since 1998 the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displace- ment Monitoring Centre has monitored internal displacement resulting from conflict and violence. During this period, the number of internally displaced persons has steadily risen from around 17 million to 27.5 million in 2010.

01 March 2011 | Publication

Building momentum for land restoration: Towards property restitution for IDPs in Colombia

IDMC reports on ongoing land disputes and issues involving property restitution for IDPs in Colombia.

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

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

Resisting displacement by combatants and developers: Humanitarian Zones in north-west Colombia

This IDMC report discusses the complexities facing Colombia’s 3 millions of IDPs who struggle to hold on to land in Humanitarian Zones established after being forced to leave nearby lands.

01 November 2007 | Publication

Housing and Property Restitution for Refugees and Displaced Persons: Implementing the ‘Pinheiro Principles’

Building on the Pinheiro Principles, this Handbook provides important and practical guidance to all those working on housing and property restitution issues for internally displaced persons and refugees

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

‘I am a Refugee in My Own Country’: Conflict-Induced Internal Displacement in Kenya

This report outlines the complex issues around internal displacement in Kenya.

01 December 2006 | 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

Colombia: government "peace process" cements injustice for IDPs

IDMC provides recommendations to Colombia's ongoing problem of forced displacement as a means to seize land from peasants and small farmers.

01 June 2006 | Publication

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