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Mali’s Southern Cities: A humanitarian blind spot?

On a recent mission to Mali, IDMC met a worrying number of IDPs who described the place they used to call home unsafe and their living conditions in the cities in the south unbearable.

20 February 2014 | Blog Post

Internal displacement in Mali

As of February 2014, there were nearly 200,000 internally displaced people (IDPs), with nearly half left behind in Mali’s southern cities.

20 February 2014 | Map

Left behind: IDPs forgotten in Mali’s southern cities

Nearly two years since the onset of the crisis, there are 200,000 IDPs in Mali, of which half have been left behind in southern cities.

20 February 2014 | Briefing Paper

CCPR submission Kyrgyzstan 2014

In this submission to the UN’s Human Rights Committee on Kyrgyzstan, IDMC outlines issues of discrimination, treatment before the law and courts and public participation which are preventing achievement of durable solutions.

13 February 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

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

5 steps to help displaced Sri Lankans find solutions

On the occasion of Sri Lanka's Independence Day, 90,000 people still displaced in the country’s north and east may be in no mood to rejoice. With the UN Human Rights Council set to review Sri Lanka’s human rights record in March 2014, IDMC explains why the concerns of those displaced during the civil war must be top of the agenda.

04 February 2014 | Blog Post

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

Forced evictions of displaced people lies in the dark shadows of Sochi Olympics

As Russia prepares for next month’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, people living in displacement for 20 years are being bulldozed away in neighbouring Ingushetia. These types of forced evictions – illegal under international law – are quietly putting hundreds of displaced people in the North Caucasus out in the cold.

27 January 2014 | Blog Post

IDP rights in Kosovo and Serbia should be a key consideration for EU membership talks

As Serbia begins accession talks with the EU, IDMC highlights how the recent local elections in Kosovo signal a positive step forward for marginalised internally displaced (IDP) communities, and calls on the EU to consider the plight of IDPs when assessing suitability of EU membership.

24 January 2014 | Blog Post

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

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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

Living in the shadows : Displaced Lumads locked in a cycle of poverty

Harassment, threats, forced labour, restricted freedom of movement and extra-judicial killings are contributing to a climate of fear and displacement of Philippines largest minority group, the Lumads

01 August 2013 | Publication

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Solutions needed for Afghanistan’s displaced as international attention wanes

In Afghanistan, consultations are underway for the development of a comprehensive national IDP policy as internal displacement figures continue to increase

08 April 2013 | Blog Post

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