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14 May 2014 description

Joint IDMC-UNHCR press release - A record 33.3 million now displaced by war worldwide, as one family flees inside Syria every 60 seconds - Report

33.3 million people were internally displaced at the end of 2013 due to conflict and violence says a new report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC). This equates to a staggering increase of 4.5 million from 2012, signalling a record high for the second year running.

29 Apr 2013 description

28.8 million internally displaced people worldwide in 2012, record high includes five-fold increase in Syria

GENEVA, 29 APRIL 2013: The number of people internally displaced by armed conflict, violence and human rights violations at the end of 2012 was 28.8 million, an increase of 2.4 million people on the previous year and the highest global figure ever reported by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

05 Dec 2012 description

The figures above reflect people internally displaced due to conflict based on IDMC monitoring in 2011, but does not include those internally displaced by other causes including natural disasters or development projects. The Kampala Convention comprehensively includes all causes of displacement.

12 Jun 2012 description

Exploring development initiatives to alleviate internal displacement caused by conflict, violence and natural disasters

23 Sep 2008 description


The Great Lakes region of central and eastern Africa has been torn apart by conflict for more than a decade. The region's wars have resulted in, and have been further propelled by, massive population movements. For example, one of the largest and fastest population flows in recent history followed the 1994 genocide in Rwanda which claimed nearly a million lives. This unprecedented flow included armed actors and those who had committed serious human rights abuses, amid throngs of genuine refugees.

23 Sep 2008 description


La région des Grands Lacs en Afrique centrale et orientale a été ravagée par des confl its pendant plus de dix ans. Les guerres dans la région ont conduit à des mouvements massifs de population, qui ont eux-mêmes constitué un motif supplémentaire de confl it. Par exemple, l'un des fl ux de population les plus importants et les plus rapides de l'histoire récente a fait suite au génocide de 1994 au Rwanda qui a causé la mort de près d'un million de personnes.

19 Sep 2008 description

Genève, le 19 septembre 2008 - A la suite de l'entrée en vigueur en Juin 2008 du Pacte sur la Sécurité, la Stabilité et le Développement dans la région des Grands Lacs, l'observatoire des situations de déplacement interne (IDMC) du Conseil Norvégien pour les Réfugiés et l'Initiative Internationale en faveur des Droits des Réfugiés (IRRI) publient aujourd'hui le guide sur la Conférence internationale sur la région des Grands Lacs et les droits des personnes déplacées.

19 Sep 2008 description

GENEVA, 19 September 2008: Following the entry into force in June 2008 of the Pact on Security, Stability and Development in Africa's Great Lakes region (the Great Lakes Pact), the Norwegian Refugee Council's Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) today release The Great Lakes Pact and the Rights of Displaced People: A Guide for Civil Society.

12 Dec 2007 description

Since April 2002, most of the four million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Angola have resettled, integrated or gone home following the signing of a ceasefire agreement between the governing MPLA and UNITA, which marked the end of 27 years of civil war. In November 2005 the government estimated that there were still some 62,000 IDPs in Angola.

16 Apr 2007 description


The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council is pleased to present its yearly Global Overview on trends and developments with regard to conflict-induced internal displacement.

The Global Overview provides an analysis of the world-wide internal displacement crisis, reflecting developments in 2006.

14 Dec 2006 description

GENEVA, 14 December 2006 - As Heads of States from the Great Lakes gather in Nairobi this week to sign a regional Pact on Security, Stability and Development, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre and the International Refugee Rights Initiative heralded the process as holding out great hope for the approximately 9.5 million IDPs and nearly 2 million refugees in the region. Collectively, the Great Lakes host's more than half of Africa's internally displaced population.