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How many internally displaced Rohingya are trapped inside Myanmar?

Despite being one of the most widely covered displacement crises since the end of August, there is a lack of credible estimates of Rohingya internally displaced in Myanmar. Experts at IDMC are working to piece together this puzzle to ensure accurate figures are soon available.

28 September 2017 | Blog Post

Internal displacement: What’s development got to do with it?

Global development leaders recently concluded their annual review of progress toward achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a 15-year framework that came into effect in 2016. Despite longstanding and widespread acceptance that internal displacement is a development issue, it was rarely even mentioned. It should have been central.

20 July 2017 | Blog Post

If you don’t measure, you don’t know: the invisible plight of elderly IDPs

The elderly are usually the last to flee from an unfolding conflict or disaster. Once displaced, many are vulnerable to poor health and face greater obstacles to restoring livelihoods and achieving durable solutions.

25 July 2016 | Blog Post

Stakeholder report on Myanmar to the Universal Periodic Review mechanism

NGO report submitted by IDMC to the Working Group of the Universal Periodic Review for its review of Myanmar in November 2015 (23rd session).

23 March 2015 | Human Rights Mechanism

Bangladesh: comprehensive response required to complex displacement crisis

In the Chittagong Hill Tracts and elsewhere in Bangladesh, IDPs as a result of conflict, inter-communal violence, disasters, climate change and development projects need assistance and protection.

19 January 2015 | Overview

Myanmar: IDPs in Kachin, Rakhine and the south-east face different challenges, but all need solutions

Focusing on Myanmar, IDMC’s Regional Analyst highlights challenges facing IDPs in Rakhine, Kachin and northern Shan states and the south-east.

04 July 2014 | Blog Post

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

Myanmar: Internal displacement in brief

Protracted armed conflict between ethnic non-state armed groups (NSAGs) and government forces has caused internal displacement in Myanmar for more than 50 years.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Internal Displacement in South and South-East Asia

There were 3.2 million IDPs in Asia as of the end of 2013, down 21 per cent from 4.1 million a year earlier. They fled their homes as a result of armed conflict, violence and human rights violations, and around 80 per cent were in Afghanistan, India, Myanmar and Pakistan.

31 December 2013 | Summary

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

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IDMC's Myanmar page provides an overview of the latest figures and key concerns facing internally displaced people in the country.

31 July 2012 | Country Page

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Progress on internal displacement response needed

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

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