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Quarterly Update April - June 2013

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) between 1 April and 30 June 2013.

30 June 2013 | Publication

IDMC

CEDAW 55 session Bosnia and Herzegovina 2013

In this submission to the UN’s Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, IDMC focuses on discrimination, violence, housing, livelihoods and public participation.

24 June 2013 | Human Rights Mechanism

IDMC

CEDAW 55th session Serbia 2013

In this submission to the UN’s Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, IDMC highlights problems IDP women face with violence, housing, education, employment and discrimination.

24 June 2013 | Human Rights Mechanism

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

IDMC's Stakeholder Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Afghanistan

IDMC’s submission to the Universal Periodic Review with recommendations to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on implementation of the national IDP policy and improvement of housing conditions for IDPs.

14 June 2013 | Human Rights Mechanism

IDMC

A bend in the road is not the end of the road – the veto of the IDP Act in the Philippines

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is disappointed by the recent vetoing of the Rights of the IDP Act of 2013 by the President of the Philippines, His Excellency Benigno Aquino. The IDP Act would have strengthened the already significant efforts made by the Philippines government over the past decade to assist and protect the millions of people who have been displaced by conflict, violence and natural disasters in the country.

13 June 2013 | Briefing Paper

Massive new displacement and falling returns require rights-based response

Counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations and violent clashes between non-state armed groups continue to lead to major, rapid movements of internally displaced people in the north-west

12 June 2013 | Overview

Workshop on durable solutions in Côte d’Ivoire: Housing, land and property

At the initiative of the Protection Cluster Côte d'Ivoire and the Norwegian Refugee Council, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre/IDMC facilitated the a workshop on 2 to 4 October 2012 related to land issues and displacement in Côte d' Ivoire.

03 June 2013 | Publication

Activity Report 2012

Discover the activities IDMC was engaged in in 2012 in its on-going efforts to protect and respect the rights of internally displaced people

03 June 2013 | Publication

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

IDMC

EU Enlargement Submission Serbia 2013

In this submission to the EU’s Enlargement Directorate on Serbia, IDMC provides information on IDP housing, livelihoods, documentation, freedom of movement and discrimination.

20 May 2013 | Human Rights Mechanism

IDMC

EU Enlargement Turkey 2013

In this submission to the EU’s Enlargement Directorate on Turkey, IDMC updates the Directorate on country developments from October 2012 to May 2013 as they relate to IDPs.

20 May 2013 | Human Rights Mechanism

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

Global Estimates 2012: People displaced by disasters

In 2012, 32.4 million people were forced to flee their homes by disasters such as floods, storms and earthquakes

13 May 2013 | Publication

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

Global Overview 2012: People internally displaced by conflict and violence

In 2012, the total number of people internally displaced by armed conflict, generalised violence and human rights violations worldwide was estimated to be 28.8 million. This is the highest figure IDMC has ever recorded

29 April 2013 | Publication

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

Quarterly Update January - March 2013

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) between 1 January and 31 March 2013.

31 March 2013 | Publication

IDMC

CESCR Submission Bosnia and Herzegovina 2013

In this submission to the UN’s Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on Bosnia and Herzegovina, IDMC highlights issues IDPs face with discrimination, work, social security, housing and education.

29 March 2013 | Human Rights Mechanism

Comprehensive response urgently required as displacement crisis worsens

As international troops prepare to leave , more than half a million Afghans are estimated to be internally displaced

25 March 2013 | Overview

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