Widespread discrimination against Serbs and Roma people has made it difficult for IDPs to return to areas where they constitute a minority
10 October 2012 | Overview
Few could have predicted that Mali, long considered a beacon of democracy in West Africa, would in less than a year see half its territory overrun by Islamic militants and a tenth of its northern population internally displaced.
01 October 2012 | Overview
Much attention is focused on the current crisis in Syria, but the country has a history of displacements dating back to 1967, all of which remain unresolved
31 July 2012 | Overview
After more than 50 years of civil war, the Republic of South Sudan declared independence from Sudan on 9 July 2011. Until that point, Sudan had been the largest country in Africa and as of the end of 2010 it was home to up to 5.2 million internally displaced people (IDPs) – more than any other country in the world (IDMC, 23 December 2010).
26 June 2012 | Overview
Internal displacement is a common consequence across Nigeria of inter-communal and political violence, flooding and forced evictions. While some of the conflicts appear to be caused by overlapping and mutually reinforcing regional, religious and ethnic divisions, but violence often stems from competition for scarce opportunities and communal resources.
08 June 2012 | Overview
Since the 2006 signing of a cease-fire agreement between the government of Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army there has been significant return of those displaced by conflict in northern Uganda.
24 May 2012 | Overview
A national IDP policy was promulgated in 2007 but has failed to meet its objective to ensure protection and assistance to all people displaced by conflict
11 April 2012 | Overview
More than ten years after the fall of the Taliban, Afghanistan´s transition towards peace and stability remains far from complete. Decades of armed conflict, natural disasters and extreme weather have had a devastating effect on Afghan society, causing significant civilian casualties, widespread destruction of property and infrastructure and numerous waves of displacement.
09 April 2012 | Overview
Greater attention to the creation of livelihood and job opportunities is needed for IDPs in their place of refuge and return
21 March 2012 | Overview
Pakistan has faced a series of displacement crises due to natural disasters and armed conflict in recent years. 19 million people have been displaced by earthquakes and flooding and over five million by armed conflict over the past seven years.
10 January 2012 | Overview
Most IDPs who are unable to return home cite a combination of insecurity and a lack of guarantees for political activity as their main obstacles
30 December 2011 | Overview
Colombia’s government has changed its discourse in favour of those who have suffered human rights violations within the country. However, it is yet to translate this into effective action
29 December 2011 | Overview
After the government wound up its IDP strategy in 2004, people displaced by conflict were no longer recognised as a vulnerable group deserving specific attention
22 December 2011 | Overview
A significant proportion of IDPs would choose to integrate in the place they were displaced to, but their lack of security of tenure presents a major obstacle to this
20 December 2011 | Overview
The famine threatened the lives of many of the 1.5 million people displaced by conflict, with malnutrition rates among IDPs in Mogadishu and Afgoye up to three times the critical emergency threshold
09 December 2011 | Overview
Instances of mass displacement have been recorded in Tamaulipas, Michoacán and Guerrero states
25 November 2011 | Overview
Buddhist civilians targeted by the insurgents because of their real or perceived association with the Thai state have fled their homes in large numbers
15 November 2011 | Overview
Since 2005, internal displacement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories has largely been the result of house demolitions and land confiscation by the government of Israel in connection with the construction of the West Bank Wall.
11 November 2011 | Overview
The armed conflict in Libya, which has led to the end of the 41-year rule of Muammar Qadhafi, has caused several waves of internal displacement
07 November 2011 | Overview
While Iraq is moving towards a development phase, new displacement still occurs and a large number of people have unmet needs
10 October 2011 | Overview
In the wave of civil protests which have swept across the Middle East and North Africa, political instability and increasing violence involving the Yemeni government, protestors, rival tribal militias and militants have led to new waves of displacement in southern, central and northern areas of the country.
03 October 2011 | Overview
There were an estimated 1.7 million internally displaced people (IDPs) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as of July 2011, the vast majority of them in the eastern provinces of North and South Kivu. This included over 128,000 people newly displaced in the first quarter of 2011.
14 September 2011 | Overview
Threats, assassinations, massacres, forced recruitment, and forced disappearances perpetrated by numerous illegal armed groups, and armed confrontations between these groups and government forces, continue to force Colombians to flee their homes, mostly from rural areas.
05 September 2011 | Overview
IDPs lack security of tenure in the settlements they live in, and many are far from the land on which they depend for survival
18 August 2011 | Overview