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“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

As Nigerians brace for flood season, there’s “no excuse” to be caught unprepared

IDMC report explores displacement as a consequence of Boko Haram’s violence and the heavy-handed counterinsurgency against it as well as recurring disaster-related displacement due to yearly flooding.

23 July 2013 | Blog Post

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

Global conflict displacement at 18-year high

At the end of 2012, IDMC reported 32.4 million people newly displaced worldwide by disasters, and 28.8 million displaced through conflict and violence, the highest number ever recorded by IDMC

21 June 2013 | Blog Post

A bend in the road is not the end of the road: Philippines President vetoes IDP Act

In this statement, IDMC expresses disappointment about the vetoing of the Rights of the IDP Act of 2013 by the President of the Philippines

14 June 2013 | Blog Post

Rejected from refuge: Displaced Malians face eviction from apartments they can no longer afford

Internally displaced Malians who sought refuge in the south are in a deteriorating situation. With no employment or savings, many face the threat of being forced to flee again.

22 May 2013 | Blog Post

Cyclone in Myanmar uproots violence-displaced in Rakhine State yet again

As Cyclone Mahasen makes landfall, one million Bangladeshis are ordered to evacuate and Myanmar’s most vulnerable, those who have already fled violence in the north-west, are forced to flee yet again.

17 May 2013 | Blog Post

Displaced by disasters: 32.4 million people uprooted in both rich and poor countries

IDMC report reveals that 32.4 million people forced to flee their homes in 2012 by disasters such as floods, storms and earthquakes. Though Asia and Africa bore the brunt, 1.3 million also displaced in rich countries, USA particularly affected.

13 May 2013 | Blog Post

Record-high 28.8 million internally displaced people worldwide in 2012; 5-fold jump in Syria

IDMC releases its 2012 Global Overview revealing a record high figure of 28.8 million people internally displaced due to conflict and violence.

29 April 2013 | Blog Post

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

A refreshing UN seminar on the State of Palestine, but still no solutions in sight

IDMC’s Country Analyst discusses a recent United Nations Conference on Palestine.

20 March 2013 | Blog Post

IDPs don’t disappear, but the attention paid to them does

IDMC Senior Country Analyst reports on lesser known internal displacement crises Learn about her experiences of the North Caucasus, where thousands of people have been trapped in displacement for over 15 years.

14 March 2013 | Blog Post

‘Women’s voices must be heard!’ – Q&A with analysts on mission in Mali

Four women and their children recount their experiences after being forced to flee their homes in Gao, Mali

08 March 2013 | Blog Post

Why the international community needs to act now to bring Mali back from the brink

With thousands of internally displaced Malians at risk of returning too soon to a dangerous climate, IDMC calls on the international community to act.

21 February 2013 | Blog Post

IDMC celebrates 15 years of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement

IDMC celebrates 15 years of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement

11 February 2013 | Blog Post

Should the international community continue to fund rubble?

IDMC Country Analyst discusses the paradox of Palestine, Israel and international funding

06 February 2013 | Blog Post

IDMC lauds the Philippines for landmark bill on human rights

IDMC applauds the Philippine government for approving a landmark piece of legislation that will protect the rights of millions of people living in or at-risk of displacement

05 February 2013 | Blog Post

Forced evictions leave Palestinian families homeless in the harsh winter

Israeli army leaves 187 people homeless in winter after destroying 55 homes in the Al Maleh area of the West Bank

25 January 2013 | Blog Post

Nowhere to run: Fleeing Malians struggle to find safety and assistance

IDMC briefing paper reports thousands of Malians have been forced to flee homes following military intervention in January 2012

23 January 2013 | Blog Post

Haiti, 3 years on, remains a humanitarian crisis in dire need of a development solution

IDMC’s latest report on Haiti highlights the dire situation that internally displaced people continue to suffer three years after the 2010 earthquake

11 January 2013 | Blog Post

2012 in review photo collage

Snapshot of 2012 for IDMC, a collage of some of our key videos and photos.

01 January 2013 | Blog Post

West Africans bubble with pride as they welcome landmark treaty with rounds of applause

IDMC’s Kim Mancini joins representatives of government, police, civil society organisations, and the UN in Nigeria to celebrate first continental treaty on internal displacement coming into force.

07 December 2012 | Blog Post

What the Kampala Convention means – concretely- for human rights in Africa and in the world

The African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa or the Kampala Convention became legally binding Thursday, 6 December 2012.

06 December 2012 | Blog Post

Will we wake up on climate change?

IDMC discusses concerns about the human dimensions of climate change at the annual UN conference on climate change.

03 December 2012 | Blog Post

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