Report: The displacement continuum – from displaced to refugee
There are nearly twice as many internally displaced people (IDPs) as there are refugees. We investigated the relationship between internal displacement and cross-border movement because often we simply don't know how many refugees were internally displaced previously.
This new report is based on the results of seven studies conducted in Afghanistan, Colombia, Iraq, Myanmar, Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen between 2018 and 2019. We conducted more than 1,470 interviews with IDPs, refugees and returning refugees, complementing our findings with qualitative data shared by research participants and key informants.
Feature – Beyond drought: Adding life to the numbers
Drought caused at least 250,000 new displacements in 2019. We carried out original research in four countries to find out more. Through this piece of visual storytelling, we bring the four pieces of research together.
Addressing internal displacement – our proposal to the UN’s High Level Panel
IDMC's submission to the UN's High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement focuses on the use of data and evidence as a tool to build capacities to report on and track progress towards reducing internal displacement. It proposes a roadmap for building national and global accountability on this pressing issue. IDMC's director, Alexandra Bilak is part of the Expert Advisory Group that guides the work of the Panel.
Our coronavirus homepage provides information on the impact of the spread of COVID-19 on IDPs’ health, livelihoods, housing conditions and education, as well as insights into how the pandemic could lead to new internal displacement, now and in the future. (Photo: UNICEF/UNI313686/Ojo)
More than half of the 41 million people worldwide living in internal displacement at the end of 2018 were women and girls. They experience displacement differently from men and boys, and face specific challenges that must be better understood to provide them with the support they need.
Our new report presents the first global, regional and national estimates of the number of women and girls living in a situation of internal displacement as a result of conflict and violence.