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31 Oct 2018 description

Urban sustainability is a key objective in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, set by world leaders in 2015 to end poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change. Yet, it cannot be achieved if national and local governments continue to overlook the issue of internal displacement. In this blog for World Cities Day, we explore how urbanisation and internal displacement are inextricably linked and must be considered together in order to form effective responses.

19 Feb 2018 description

Three reasons why internal displacement should be more firmly embedded in the global compact on refugees.

31 Oct 2017 description

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) between 1 July and 30 September 2017. It is also available online here: www. internal-displacement.org.

Feature article

More than nine million new displacements in the first half of 2017

Our mid-year figures, published in August, show that conflict, violence and disasters caused 9.1 million new internal displacements globally in the first half of 2017.

05 May 2015 description

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is pleased to present its quarterly update for the period January to March 2015 in a modified format that reflects IDMC’s new strategic objectives and expected outcomes. 2015 is a transitional year for IDMC during which we will meet our running commitments and at the same time engage in activities within the new strategic framework. These reports will of course continue to keep you updated on progress made towards achieving our goals.

17 Jun 2014 description

Building on the concept of pastoralist displacement, IDMC unveils its latest tool to help stakeholders measure how many pastoralists are at risk of drought-related displacement - and what can be done to prevent it.

IDMC has been wrestling with the concept of pastoralist displacement, asking in a recent blog post whether pastoralist communities can become displaced given that they lead traditionally mobile lifestyles. (Answer: they can.)

17 Apr 2013 description

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News alert 17 April, 2013

23 Aug 2012 description

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Myanmar: The plight of the Rohingya people

08 Mar 2012 description

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Libya: New displacements in Kufra as concerns for IDPs remain high

20 Feb 2012 description

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07 Oct 2011 description

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Somalia: Escalation in fighting puts IDPs at further risk

23 Sep 2011 description

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Somalia: New displacement and protection risks for IDPs

10 Jun 2011 description

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IDP News Alert is a bi-weekly summary of selected global news on internally displaced persons, compiled by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

In this News Alert...

Yemen: Displacement reported across the country
Colombia: Land rights activist killed as restitution law comes into force

17 May 2010 description

Geneva/London, 17 May 2010 - In 2009 the world witnessed more people displaced within their country by conflict and violence than at any point since the mid-1990s.

23 Dec 2009 description

IDMC/Ingrid Christine Sandnæs (23.12.2009)

Political and security crises, access limits and donor cuts increase the vulnerability of IDPs in Somalia.

Political stalemate, security crisis and the continuing conflict in Somalia between the UN-backed coalition government and armed opposition groups continue to expose internally displaced people (IDPs) to violations of their rights under international humanitarian and human rights law.

23 Oct 2009 description

GENEVA, 23 October 2009 - The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and its Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) welcome the African Union's adoption of the Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa. The Convention was adopted in Kampala today at the AU Special Summit on Refugees, Returnees and IDPs in Africa.

"The African Union is the first regional organisation worldwide to adopt a legally binding instrument to protect the rights of internally displaced people," said NRC Secretary General Elisabeth Rasmusson.

01 May 2009 description

International efforts have failed to reduce the scale of internal displacement caused by conflict.

26 Jul 2007 description

Geneva, 26 July 2007 - The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women must urge the Kenyan government to adopt strong measures to protect and promote the rights of the displaced women and girls, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said today.

In 1984, Kenya ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, and tomorrow (Friday), the Committee will review the government's report on its implementation of the Convention at UN headquarters in New York.

19 Jun 2007 description

GENEVA, 19 June 2007 - In advance of World Refugee Day on 20 June, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) called for greater attention to all groups of people forcibly uprooted from their homes, including those displaced within their own countries. Although internally displaced people are more numerous than refugees who have managed to cross an international border, they generally get less assistance.

24.5 million people are currently estimated to be internally displaced as a result of conflict while some 14 million are seeking refuge in another state.