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12 ways the Kampala Convention protects displaced people from legal limbo

Kampala Convention serves as a reminder that displacement is a problem that requires long term responses. Here we outline how it can provide legal protection to the millions of displaced people in the continent.

09 December 2014 | Blog Post

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

Domesticating the Kampala Convention: Law and Policy Making

IDMC in partnership with the Liberia Refugee Resettlement and Rehabilitation Commission (LRRRC) organised a three-day training workshop for national law makers, government officials and members of the Liberian civil society with the aim of supporting the domestication of the Kampala Convention in Liberia.

09 October 2014 | Publication

Oral statement to the 112th Human Rights Committee of the 5th report of Sri Lanka

Oral Statement delivered by IDMC to Committee members and Representatives of Sri Lankan Government at 112th session of the UN Human Rights Committee

07 October 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

Joint oral statement to the 27th session of the UN Human Rights Council on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 18 September 2014

IDMC Analyst gave a joint statement to the UN Human Rights Council on the situation of internally displaced people (IDPs) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

18 September 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

IDMC and Refugees International share concerns and recommendations at the UPR outcome of DRC

IDMC Analyst gave a joint statement to the UN Human Rights Council on the situation of internally displaced people (IDPs) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

18 September 2014 | Blog Post

Divided and displaced in Ukraine: two groups facing two different futures?

IDPs from Crimea and eastern Ukraine facing distinct outstanding needs flee their homes for different reasons, as resources of host communities and volunteers near exhaustion.

15 August 2014 | Blog Post

As DRC ratifies the Kampala Convention, IDMC asks: What difference will it make?

IDMC explores what difference the ratification of the Kampala Convention by the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo will make for the country's IDPs.

24 July 2014 | Blog Post

Why unresolved land issues lay at the heart of displacement in Kenya’s Coast region

Thousands of people from Kenya’s coastal region face ongoing displacement and forced evictions. A new report explains how unresolved grievances from the past continue to pose major risks for the population today.

03 July 2014 | Blog Post

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

Q&A: If born in displacement, are you automatically an IDP?

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

Peak displacement numbers in Afghanistan reported from June 2013 – April 2014

Peak numbers of IDPs reported emphasis fluid nature of displacement with main causes being: conflict; harassment, intimidation, extortion and forced recruitment by NSGAs; and insecurity.

19 June 2014 | Map

As humanitarian space shrinks, IDP policy must be implemented

Implementation of Afghanistan’s National IDP Policy is critical to addressing the chronic and acute needs of IDPs in a shrinking humanitarian space.

19 June 2014 | Overview

Newly-displaced Kenyans in 2013

In the absence of reliable comprehensive data on IDP populations across Kenya, conservative estimates of new displacement in 2013 due to inter-communal violence and disasters are represented here.

03 June 2014 | Map

Kenya: too early to turn the page on IDPs, more work is needed

IDMC highlights Kenya’s need to support durable solutions for all IDPs, collect comprehensive and updated data on displacement and urgently implement the 2012 IDP Act

03 June 2014 | Overview

Submission to the European Commission on Bosnia and Herzegovina

In a submission to the European Commission on Bosnia and Herzegovina, IDMC raises outstanding protection issues for IDPs, including Roma IDPs.

21 May 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

Can Mindanao’s new peace agreement help end displacement?

The Philippines and rebel Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed a peace deal that may have dividends for IDPs in Mindanao.

02 April 2014 | Blog Post

Can Azerbaijan solve internal displacement in Europe?

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

Still at risk: The forced eviction of displaced people in urban Afghanistan

IDMC report highlights how thousands of displaced families in towns and cities across the Afghanistan are living with the threat of being forcibly evicted.

11 February 2014 | Blog Post

Hope on the Horizon: Media Guide to Afghanistan National Policy on Internal Displacement

The adoption of Afghanistan’s first national policy for internally displaced people is a landmark occasion, and signals hope on the horizon for a country that has faced decades of turmoil.

11 February 2014 | Publication

Still at risk: Security of tenure and the forced eviction of IDPs and refugee returnees in urban Afghanistan

IDMC report reviewing cases of actual and threatened evictions of IDPs and refugee returnees from informal settlements in and around all the major Afghan cities where the Norwegian Refugee Council has an established field presence.

11 February 2014 | Publication

Almost five years of peace but tens of thousands of war-displaced still without solution

Up to 90,000 of the over 800,000 people forced to flee during Sri Lanka’s civil war (1983- 2009) remain internally displaced, with tens of thousands more having returned home only to face a number of barriers to long-term solutions.

04 February 2014 | Overview

Regional training on the Kampala Convention

To celebrate the first anniversary of the entry into force of the Kampala Convention IDMC and UNHCR organised two workshops for representatives of 13 West African countries.

01 February 2014 | Publication

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