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Papua New Guinea: invisible and neglected protracted displacement

Most of the estimated 22,500 people displaced in Papua New Guinea are living in protracted displacement, having fled their homes between four and ten years ago by ethnic conflicts or natural hazards.

11 December 2014 | Overview

Nigeria: multiple displacement crises overshadowed by Boko Haram

In the run-up to 2015 elections, attacks by Boko Haram militants have caused an unprecedented crisis in north-eastern Nigeria, compounding other complex causes of internal displacement such as inter-communal violence and flooding.

09 December 2014 | Overview

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Ethno-political agendas still prolonging displacement

Ethnic divisions are still prolonging internal displacement in Bosnia and Herzegovina nearly twenty years after the war ended despite massive international assistance over that period.

19 November 2014 | Overview

Occupied Palestine: A policy of displacement and dispossession amid renewed conflict

An overview on forced displacement in Palestine; from a protracted issue dating from the beginning of occupation in 1967, to the latest legal implications.

27 October 2014 | Overview

Chad: Regional instability overshadows the fate of remaining IDPs

The situation for Chad's remaining 90,000 internally displaced people remains challenging. The government no longer recognises them as IDPs, and they receive no direct assistance.

24 October 2014 | Overview

Syria: Forsaken IDPs adrift inside a fragmenting state

Once a stable middle-income country that hosted refugees from all over the region and beyond just four years ago, Syria is now experiencing a displacement and protection crisis of a magnitude the world has not seen for many years.

21 October 2014 | Overview

Yemen: resolving displacement essential for long-term peace and stability

IDMC highlights key protection issues and obstacles to durable solutions for Yemen’s IDPs in the context of the country’s political, humanitarian and socio-economic crises.

18 September 2014 | Overview

South Sudan: greater humanitarian and development efforts needed to meet IDPs’ growing needs

IDMC highlights the deteriorating situation for more than a million IDPs in South Sudan and the numerous challenges they face.

09 July 2014 | Overview

Sudan: Other crises distract attention from tremendous needs of IDPs

In this overview, IDMC analyses the deeply worrying situation for IDPs in Sudan as well as exploring their outstanding and ongoing needs.

09 July 2014 | Overview

Myanmar: comprehensive solutions needed for recent and long-term IDPs alike

Recent IDPs in Myanmar’s Rakhine, Kachin and northern Shan states as well as long-term IDPs in the south-east require different kinds of assistance and protection.

01 July 2014 | Overview

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

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

Central African Republic: amid extreme poverty and state fragility, more robust response needed

IDMC highlights the plight of hundreds of thousands of IDPs in CAR who continue to face numerous challenges in enjoying even their basic human rights.

30 May 2014 | Overview

Mali: Ongoing pursuit of durable solutions

By April 2014, 137,000 people remained internally displaced in Mali while those returning north faced numerous obstacles to securing a durable solution to their displacement.

19 May 2014 | Overview

Indonesia: durable solutions needed for protracted IDPs as new displacement occurs in Papua

IDMC explains why up to fifteen years after their displacement tens of thousands of IDPs are still struggling to rebuild their lives.

13 May 2014 | Overview

Azerbaijan: After more than 20 years, IDPs still urgently need policies to support full integration

IDMC explains how IDPs in Azerbaijan are blocked from full integration because displacement is still largely considered 'temporary' two decades after the conflict.

26 March 2014 | Overview

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

New displacement in Uganda continues alongside long-term recovery needs

Amid continued displacement due to disasters, evictions, and episodes of violence, continued support is needed to assist over a million people displaced due to Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) who have returned home to rebuild their lives and find long-term peace.

23 January 2014 | Overview

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

Displacement continues despite hopes for peace

Despite the optimism surrounding the peace process in seeking to end a decades-old war, Colombia continues to suffer one of the world’s most dramatic humanitarian emergencies. As one of the countries with the largest populations of internally displaced people worldwide, roughly 300,000 people are internally displaced each year.

14 January 2014 | Overview

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