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IDMC strategy: 2015 - 2020

NRC established IDMC in 1998 in response to a gap in the protection and assistance provided to internally displaced people, and a request from the IASC for comprehensive global data to inform efforts to address it. Today our mandate is as relevant as ever, but we also recognise that we have to evolve to better serve the needs of policy makers, governments, the humanitarian community and IDPs themselves.

18 December 2015 | Publication

Understanding the root causes of displacement: towards a comprehensive approach to prevention and solutions

The UNHCR High Commissioner's dialogue 16-17 December 2015 presents a unique opportunity to encourage political actors, development experts, human rights advocates, data specialists and many others to inform responses to displacement upon sound analysis and understanding of the underlying drivers of displacement. IDMC's new briefing paper can help all re-think displacement in the context of today's crises. <!-- Sustainably preventing and resolving displacement requires an understanding of the complex interaction of the various drivers that overlap, accumulate and lead to displacement. -->

08 December 2015 | Publication

Human mobility in the context of climate change

As COP21 gets underway the Advisory Group on Climate Change and Human Mobility, including IDMC, has produced a set of recommendations to government delegates. The aim is to influence the final version of the Climate Change Agreement that the world's nations are set to sign up to when the conference culminates.

01 December 2015 | Publication

Driven apart: how repeated displacement changes family dynamics in eastern DRC

Second of a series of thematic papers that contributes to understanding resilience in the context of multiple displacement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

20 November 2015 | Publication

Quarterly Update July - September 2015

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) between 1 July and 30 September 2015.

03 November 2015 | Publication

New humanitarian frontiers: Addressing criminal violence in Mexico and Central America

Parts of Central America and Mexico are suffering a humanitarian crisis which stems directly from expanding criminal violence. How could humanitarian actors help national governments to protect people affected by violence?

22 October 2015 | Publication

Human mobility in the context of climate change: recommendations from the Advisory Group on Climate

Recommendations from the Advisory Group on Climate Change and Human Mobility to delegates negotiating in Bonn this week ahead of the UN climate change conference in Paris.

22 October 2015 | Publication

Durable solutions for IDPs: challenges and way forward

The IDMC-NRC training workshop on durable solutions for IDPs is intended to build awareness on this theme among national and international responders, including States, humanitarian and development actors.

12 October 2015 | Publication

Protracted displacement: uncertain paths to self-reliance in exile

Self-reliance is key to unlocking protracted displacement. Aid agencies are increasingly providing livelihoods assistance that reflects local complexities, but the steps IDPs take to improve self-reliance need to be better understood and supported.

30 September 2015 | Publication

Annual report 2015

Discover the activities IDMC was engaged in in 2014 in its on-going efforts to protect and respect the rights of internally displaced people

30 September 2015 | Publication

Identifying IDPs in Palestine: New thinking on monitoring internal displacement in the West Bank

This report analyses how the existing monitoring and data tools on internal displacement used in the West Bank do not provide a comprehensive estimate on IDPs and their needs.

28 September 2015 | Publication

Leaving no one behind: Internal displacement and the 2030 agenda for sustainable development

As UN member states adopt the new SDGs, it is crucial to recognise internal displacement as a development concern and ensure vulnerable IDPs are not left behind.

25 September 2015 | Publication

A review of the normative framework in Kenya relating to the protection of IDPs

Kenya has one of the most articulated IDP frameworks in the world, but additional steps may be required for it to become fully operational.

28 August 2015 | Publication

Towards a comprehensive response to internal displacement in Kenya: a roadmap for action

IDMC recommends a series of normative actions for Kenya to complete the work initiated with the adoption of the IDP Act in 2012 and the drafting of the IDP policy.

21 August 2015 | Publication

Quarterly Update April - June 2015

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) between 1 April and 30 June 2015.

31 July 2015 | Publication

Global Estimates 2015: People displaced by disasters

Latest figures from IDMC estimate that more than 19.3 million people were forced to flee their homes by disasters in 100 countries in 2014. Hundreds of thousands more are still displaced following disasters in previous years.

20 July 2015 | Publication

Time for a new approach: Ending protracted displacement in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s experience illustrates how long-term displacement is a development challenge that needs to be addressed first and foremost by governments and supporting development actors.

01 July 2015 | Publication

Urban informal settlers displaced by disasters: challenges to housing responses

IDMC's report explores the challenges in terms of providing sustainable housing assistance to informal urban settlers displaced by disasters. It looks at nine case studies from Asia, America and Europe.

05 June 2015 | Publication

Appeal 2015

IDMC outlines the plans for implementing its new strategy and all planned activities for the next 12 months in its 2015 Appeal.

05 June 2015 | Publication

Getting on the list: the registration of children born to IDPs

How can registration be used to advance the rights of children born to IDPs? IDMC proposes an answer to this question in the second installment of its "Born in Displacement" series.

15 May 2015 | Publication

The national responsibility to protect internally displaced people: The Kampala Convention

IDMC organised a training workshop in partnership with the Norwegian Refugee Council and the AU Commission to promote the ratification and the implementation of the Kampala Convention.

11 May 2015 | Publication

Global Overview 2015: People internally displaced by conflict and violence

In 2014, the total number of people internally displaced by armed conflict and violence worldwide was estimated to be 38 million people, the highest figure IDMC has ever recorded.

06 May 2015 | Publication

Quarterly Update January - March 2015

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) between 1 January and 31 March 2015.

30 April 2015 | Publication

IDPs’ decision-making in the DRC

First in a series of thematic papers that contributes to understanding resilience in the context of multiple displacement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

30 April 2015 | Publication

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