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.
Blog: The shadow of 2010's earthquake still looms large in Haiti
Ten years on from the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, the figures tell us that most of the displaced population has officially been able to return home. But the numbers only tell part of the story.
Photo essay: A massive internal displacement crisis in Nigeria
A displacement crisis, related to both conflict and disasters, is unfolding in north-east Nigeria. This photo essay was penned by IDMC's director, Alexandra Bilak, following a recent trip to Maiduguri.
On 6 December, the 10th anniversary of the Kampala Convention, we launched our Africa Report unveiling displacement trends and policy developments over the past decade. There were 16.8 million people living in internal displacement as a result of conflict and violence in Africa as of the end of 2018. This is the highest figure ever recorded for the continent, and around 40 per cent of the global total.
Report: Climate change and the risk of flood displacement
With so many people already affected by climate change and extreme weather events predicted to become more frequent and/or severe, we need urgently to establish the magnitude of future displacement risk, its drivers and what might be done about it. This paper, launched at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 25), presents a first attempt to estimate future flood displacement risk.