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Global estimates 2011: People displaced by natural hazard-induced disasters

In 2011, 14.9 million people were internally displaced throughout the world due to natural disasters, mostly related to weather events such as floods and storms. 89% of the displacement occurred in Asia.

03 June 2012 | Publication

The neglected generation: the impact of displacement on older people

While older internally displaced persons experience similar insecurity, human rights violations and discrimination as the rest of the population, they also face additional challenges and risks related to their age

03 June 2012 | Publication

IDMC

UPR Submission Philippines 2012

Internal armed conflicts have caused internal displacement in the Philippines for at least the past 30 years. Most of the displacement in recent years has resulted from fighting between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and has been concentrated in the Muslim-majority provinces in the southern region of Mindanao.

01 June 2012 | Human Rights Mechanism

IDMC

UPR Submission Indonesia 2012

More than 1.4 million people in Indonesia were displaced throughout the country between 1999 and 2002 by violence between ethnic and religious groups competing for political and economic resources, in the context of an economic recession and a political reconfiguration that followed the ending of Suharto’s “New Order”.

01 June 2012 | Human Rights Mechanism

IDMC

CESCR Submission Azerbaijan 2012

In this submission to the UN’s Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, IDMC raises issues that IDPs face related to employment, housing, health, education and discrimination.

25 May 2012 | Human Rights Mechanism

IDMC

Need to focus on returnees and remaining IDPs in transition to development

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

IDMC

Uganda: Need to focus on returnees and remaining IDPs in transition to development

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. The overwhelming majority of the 1.8 million internally displaced people (IDPs) who lived in camps at the height of the crisis have returned to their areas of origin or resettled in new locations.

24 May 2012 | Country Profile

IDMC

UPR Submission India 2012

People internally displaced by conflict or violence in India have seen their enjoyment of human rights compromised on account of their displacement, including their rights to an adequate standard of living, to education, and to work.

21 May 2012 | Human Rights Mechanism

Forced displacement linked to transnational organised crime in Mexico

In this ground breaking study, IDMC analyzes and assesses the impact that intense criminal violence has had on forced displacement in Mexico.

01 May 2012 | Publication

Unresolved property issues and IDP policy hiatus undermine search for durable solutions

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

IDMC

Afghanistan: Durable solutions far from reach amid escalating conflict

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

Workshop report: Iraqi Protracted Displacement

This workshop organised by the RSC and IDMC aimed to provide a small forum for discussion on how policymakers, practitioners and researchers can contribute to ‘unlocking’ recurrent and protracted Iraqi displacement

02 April 2012 | Publication

Internal Displacement Global Overview 2011: People internally displaced by conflict and violence

IDMC’s flagship annual report on the major global and regional developments in internal displacement due to conflict and violence throughout the year – includes both figures and analysis.

02 April 2012 | Publication

Appeal 2011

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre presents its plans for the year 2011.

01 April 2012 | Publication

Quarterly Update January - March 2012

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) between 1 January and 31 March 2012.

31 March 2012 | Publication

Partial progress towards durable solutions for IDPs

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

What does the future hold for IDPs living in camps in Centre Masisi?

Research on internally displaced people in the Democratic Republic of Congo explores their living conditions and future prospects while offering concrete recommendations for durable solutions.

02 February 2012 | Publication

IDMC

Displacement caused by conflict and natural disasters, achievements and challenges

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

IDMC

CERD Submission Israel 2012

Racial discrimination is manifest in Israeli policies and practices relating to housing, settlements and planning in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), including but not limited to demolitions of civilian property, forced evictions, land expropriation, settlement establishment and expansion, construction of the Wall, restricted access to services, and settler violence.

01 January 2012 | Human Rights Mechanism

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