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East Africa worst hit by internal displacement in first half of 2018
Geneva, 12 September 2018 - Latest figures from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) reveal that millions of people across the world have become displaced inside their own country since January. Worldwide, there were 5.2 million new internal displacements associated with conflict and violence in the first half of 2018, based on the analysis of data from the 10 worst-affected countries.
15,000 people displaced every day inside African countries, according to new IDMC report
IDMC's director calls on the development sector to join humanitarians in preventing and reducing internal displacement and finding long-term solutions for the millions of people affected
As the world focuses its attention on preventing irregular migration and protecting refugees coming out of Africa, the displacement that happens behind its own borders persists at an alarming rate.
New study presents key findings to address displacement risk and impacts in the Greater Horn of Africa
Tuesday 26 September 2017 (Geneva/Mombasa)
Central, eastern and western regions
CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT
More than 391,000 new displacements between 11 and 20 August
Affected areas Mindanao island (Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Misamis Oriental provinces)
Cause of displacement Disaster, Conflict
Figures As many as 182,000 new disaster displacements between 5 and 26 May; At least 100,000 new conflict displacements between 23 and 31 May
Central African Republic
Affected areas Basse Kotto, Haute-Kotto,
Mbomou and Ouaka prefectures
Cause of displacement Conflict
Figures More than 33,000 new displacements between 1 February and 30 April; about 24,000 returns in March; about 87,000 IDPs in Ouaka prefecture as of 19 April; about 426,000 IDPs in the country as of the end of March
About 331,000 people were displaced between 17 October 2016 and 18 April 2017 from Mosul, mostly to Ninewa governorate (IOM, 18 April 2017).
Horn of Africa
Affected areas Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan
Cause of displacement Disaster (Drought, food insecurity and conflict)
Figures More than 464,000 new displacements between 1 November 2016 and 24 March 2017
IDMC reported 27.8 million new incidents of internal displacement worldwide in 2015. The figure, however, only includes those associated with conflict and rapid-onset disasters. It does not cover people forced from their homes by development projects and slow-onset disasters, making it a significant underestimate of the overall phenomenon.
Message from the Director
28 MILLION PEOPLE FORCIBLY DISPLACED BY CONFLICT AND DISASTERS IN 2015 AND MILLIONS MORE STILL INVISIBLE: IDMC NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS GLOBAL CRISIS OF INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT
Conflict, violence and disasters internally displaced 27.8 million people in 2015, subjecting a record number of men, women and children to the trauma and upheaval of being forcibly displaced within their own country.
The Kampala Convention, adopted in 2009, became legally binding on all African Union (AU) states that agreed to ratify it in only three years.
Since then the Convention has gained increasing support and other regions in the world look at it as an example of a common framework assisting prevention and response to displacement, potentially to be replicated.
This Quarterly Update covers the activities of the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) between 1 July and 30 September 2015. It is also available to be read online or down-loaded at www.internal-displacement.org. IDMC, established by the Norwegian Refugee Council, is the leading non-governmental body monitoring internal displacement worldwide.
Keeping IDP issues high on the international agenda
From the director
2014 was a devastating year with record numbers of people living in internal displacement induced by conflict, violence, disasters and natural hazards. Meeting the immense needs generated by these calamities remains one of the most challenging humanitarian tasks faced by the international community in modern times. To address these serious situations, IDMC in 2014 published 20 country overviews, 2 global reports, 8 thematic/technical reports, 32 blogs, 8 briefing/discussion papers, 22 submissions to human rights bodies.
This study by IDMC aims to support the ongoing efforts of the institutions and civil society of Kenya in translating supranational standards into the national framework for IDP protection and in detecting areas where intervention is still needed to guarantee the alignment and implementation of the IDP normative instruments.
This paper draws upon the findings of IDMC’s analysis of normative frameworks relating to internal displacement in Kenya, a research project we conducted between February and June 2015 with the help of international and national institutions and civil society organisations working to respond to the phenomenon.
The project aimed to identify gaps and inconsistencies in the country’s laws and policies, and other possible challenges to implementation.
IDPs high on the agenda
In 2014, over 95 per cent of the 220,000 people newly displaced in the country were in Kenya’s north-east. Here, IDMC asks: What has led to this spike in new displacement?
1. Rising pressure on scarce resources
The Horn of Africa is home to one of the world’s largest groups of pastoralists. In Kenya, several different pastoralist communities (including Burji, Rendille, Boran, Gabra, Somali, Pokot, Turkana and Samburu) inhabit large parts of the north of the country, where other livelihoods are barely viable.