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04 Dec 2018 description

The Lake Chad Basin Region is host to an important displaced population, both refugees and IDPs, as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency, as well as other forms of violence in specific areas, such as the Middle Belt of Nigeria, the Anglophone regions of Cameroon or Northern Niger. The Boko Haram insurgency alone and its spillover into neighbouring Cameroon, Chad and Niger have caused the displacement of over 2.7 million people in the region.

05 Dec 2017 description

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.

31 Aug 2017 description




Central, eastern and western regions




More than 391,000 new displacements between 11 and 20 August


21 Dec 2016 description



Eastern Aleppo


About 50,000 displacements as of 15 December; up to 30,000 besieged


16 Apr 2015 description

Despite a relative lull in attacks since the March 2015 presidential elections, the insurgency by militant group Boko Haram in north-east Nigeria is far from over and needs continue to rise. Violence perpetrated by the group is the primary driver of a reported 1.2 million people fleeing to other parts of the country. Mass abductions of women and girls, such as the Chibok schoolgirls in 2014, has become a trademark tactic. During the second half of 2014 and early 2015, internal displacement at the hands of Boko Haram was also reported within neighbouring Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

24 Oct 2014 description

Chad’s security situation has improved and the country has become more politically stable since 2010, but it lies at the centre of a region troubled by various conflicts. It continues to suffer poverty, institutional weaknesses, underdevelopment and the regular impacts of natural hazards. Parts of the country are also affected by food insecurity across the wider Saleh region. In May 2014 the UN reported that 17 per cent of Chad’s population, including at least 500,000 children, were living in food insecurity (OCHA, May 2014).

17 Sep 2014 description

22 million people displaced by disasters in 2013, global trends on the rise

Latest report from IDMC shows that 22 million people were displaced in 2013 by disasters brought on by natural hazard events – almost three times more than by conflict in the same year.

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.

13 May 2013 description

Displaced by disasters: 32.4 million people uprooted in both rich and poor countries

**GENEVA, 13 MAY 2013 – A new report released today by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) reveals that 32.4 million people were forced to flee their homes in 2012 by disasters such as floods, storms and earthquakes. While Asia and west and central Africa bore the brunt, 1.3 million were displaced in rich countries, with the USA particularly affected.

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.

19 Apr 2012 description
Press release
Quick facts sheet
Global Overview 2011

People internally displaced by conflict and violence

For the last 14 years, the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre has monitored intern- al displacement resulting from conflict and violence across the world. In 2011, the number of people internally displaced by these causes stood at 26.4 million.

01 Jul 2011 description

To see this news alert with links to sources, click here

In this News Alert...

  • Yemen: Growing humanitarian crisis for IDPs in south

  • Sri Lanka: More than 220,000 still displaced

  • Chad: Prospects of greater security for internally displaced children and adults

Yemen: Growing humanitarian crisis for IDPs in south

22 Jun 2011 description

Au 11 juin 2011, il y avait 131 000 personnes déplacées réparties dans 38 camps de déplacés dans l’Est du Tchad. Pour la majorité d’entre eux, ils disposaient de moyens d’existence limités et dépendaient toujours de la protection et de l’assistance des organisations internationales humanitaires. Aucun nouveau déplacement interne n’a été signalé en 2010, ni pendant les cinq premiers mois de l’année 2011.

22 Jun 2011 description

As of June 2011, there were 131,000 IDPs living in 38 IDP camps in eastern Chad. The majority of them had limited access to livelihoods and continued to rely on protection and assistance from international humanitarian organisations. No new internal displacements were reported in 2010 or in the first five months of 2011.

25 Nov 2010 description

GENEVA, 25 November 2010 - The government of Chad is failing to protect internally displaced women and girls, according to a report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

As the world marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, internally displaced women and girls in eastern Chad face widespread and serious violence at the hands of armed militias and bandits, government troops, and members of their own communities and families.