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.
Throughout 2019 we tracked displacements caused both by conflict and violence, as well as by disasters. As a new decade begins, we review a challenging year for displaced people, consider what we need to do to improve the situation of those forced to flee, and look ahead to the opportunities and challenges in 2020 and beyond.