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12 Sep 2019 description


Geneva, 12 September 2019 - More than 10 million new internal displacements were recorded between January and June 2019, according to a new report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

10 May 2019 description
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10 May 2019, Geneva – Sub-Saharan Africa experienced more internal displacement than any other region in 2018, according to a new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

31 Mar 2017 description





FIGURES About 172,000 new displacements between 19 February and 23 March


26 Jul 2016 description
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Message from the Director

05 Apr 2016 description

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.

02 Nov 2015 description

"Durable solutions for IDPs: challenges and way forward" is a training package developed to build the capacity of relevant actors to engage in national durable solutions processes. It consists of materials making up a 2.5-day participative event based largely on the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement and the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC)’s framework on durable solutions. Its structure and contents are flexible, it can be adapted to specific countries or displacement situations and to shorter timeframes if necessary.

30 Sep 2015 description

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.

09 Dec 2014 description

December 6, 2014 marked the second anniversary of the Kampala Convention coming into force. This is the world’s first continental instrument that legally binds governments to protect the rights of people forced to flee their homes. IDMC describes what progress has been made, and outlines 12 ways it provides legal protection to displaced people.

14 Aug 2014 description

Since the violent clashes in 2012, where hundreds of thousands of people were displaced, Mali is now working hard to establish peace in a country which is still suffering almost two years on. IDMC has been following the process, but is concerned that the roadmap for peace as agreed in Algiers at the end of last month risks repeating patterns of exclusion.

Ongoing peace talks, but not everyone is at the table

14 Jul 2014 description

From the director

I had the pleasure of joining the IDMC team in 2013, taking the helm from Kate Halff, who after four years of the excellent work and dedicated service, left the organisation in May.

2013 was another year of turmoil for many. Conflicts and disasters worldwide forced millions of people to flee their homes, leaving many stuck in limbo within the borders of their own country.

05 Jun 2014 description

As the world’s attention has focused on Boko Haram’s kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls in the northeastern Nigerian town of Chibok, other aspects of the Islamist group’s terror have been largely overlooked.

Not least among them, its brutal violence has caused significant forced displacement in the north-east of the country and beyond.

20 May 2014 description
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By April 2014, just over 137,000 people continued to be internally displaced. Upon their return they face numerous obstacles to securing a durable solution to their displacement. Threats to peace and stability remain, particularly in rural areas, undermining sustainable returns while causing new and secondary displacement, the scale of which remains unassessed.

19 May 2014 description

Alors que la situation sécuritaire reste problématique, le Mali se remet lentement de la crise déclenchée par l’occupation du nord du pays par des groupes armés islamistes en 2012.

19 May 2014 description

With security challenges still looming, Mali is continuing its slow recovery from the crisis triggered by Islamist armed groups’ occupation of the north in 2012. A French-led military offensive in January 2013, the creation in April 2013 of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and peaceful presidential and legislative elections later in the year, brought hope to many of the 353,000 people displaced and still living in dismal conditions. Many started to think of a future beyond their displacement.

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.

14 May 2014 description

As of February 2014, there were nearly 200,000 internally displaced people (IDPs), with nearly half left behind in Mali’s southern cities.

24 Feb 2014 description

A new brief released yesterday by IDMC voiced concern for the tens of thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) and their host communities in Mali’s south. The briefing paper particularly highlights the growing needs faced by these people, including health issues, schooling, and personal documentation. IDMC’s Communications Officer Julia Blocher visited IDPs in Mali’s south to find out more.

20 Feb 2014 description

Après un pic à 350 000 personnes en juin 2013, le Mali compte actuellement presque 200 000 personnes déplacées dans leur propre pays, qui ont fui la violence dans le nord du Mali pendant la crise de 2012-2013 et vivent toujours loin de leur maison. Des dizaines de milliers d’entre elles ont tenté de rentrer pour reconstruire mais dans bien des cas cette tentative s’est avérée prématurée et elles ont été contraintes de déraciner leur famille une fois de plus.

20 Feb 2014 description

While the government and its partners understandably turn their attention to rebuilding the north, where the conflict hit hardest, there are still nearly 100,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) left behind in Mali’s southern cities. Continued assistance is needed for these urban IDPs, who have been increasingly marginalized.