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16 Aug 2017 description
Of the 9.1 million new internal displacements, 4.6 million were caused by conflict, a figure which is already two-thirds of last year’s total. Disaster displacement continues at an unabated pace too.
22 May 2017 description
The Democratic Republic of the Congo was the country worst affected, with a spike of 922,000 new displacements during the year alone, according to a new report from IDMC and the NRC.
16 Dec 2016 description
To mark International Migrants Day on 18 December, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, the new Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of IDPs, talks about achieving effective policies and funding for IDPs.
09 Dec 2016 description
In total, 12.4 million people were living in ongoing displacement in Africa last year because of conflict and violence - 30% of the total number of people internally displaced by conflict globally.
21 Jul 2016 description
IDMC estimates that as of last year, at least a million people were internally displaced in parts of Mexico and the Northern Triangle. A recent round-table was a promising first effort to develop a coordinated regional response.
11 May 2016 description
According to the IDMC, just 10 countries accounted for more than two-thirds of the total. In addition, there were 8.6 million new cases during 2015.
08 Mar 2016 description
Demographic changes in conflict result in increased number of widows and women-headed households among IDP populations, while displacement can result in an increase in family violence.
20 Nov 2015 description
Project aims to establish an evidence base on how multiple displacement impacts on the resilience of those affected in order to improve humanitarian responses to the phenomenon.
24 Aug 2015 description
Whether they fled as a result of conflict or disasters, people living in protracted displacement in Pakistan tend to become increasingly neglected over time, according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre.
11 Aug 2015 description
An estimated 31,400 people continue to live in protracted displacement with outstanding needs, the majority in the provinces of East Nusa Tenggara and in Maluku.
23 Jul 2015 description
Nearly all the 31,450 people currently displaced by conflict and violence in Indonesia were forced to flee their homes more than 15 years ago. The majority live in West Timor in the province of Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) and are at risk of being forgotten by the national authorities and the...
20 Jul 2015 description
According to the latest IDMC report, an average of 26.4 million people has been displaced by disasters each year - equivalent to one person every second since 2008.
30 Jun 2015 description
A new IDMC report highlights that as in previous conflicts, civilians have been directly targeted by all warring parties and continue to constitute the majority of casualties.
05 Jun 2015 description
Informal settlers are more exposed and vulnerable to displacement and are more likely to be relocated and excluded from the provision of durable housing assistance, finds IDMC report.
15 May 2015 description
A new paper highlights the obstacles displaced parents face and clarifies states’ responsibilities in overcoming them.
06 May 2015 description
With internal displacement figures reaching a record high for the third year in a row, the IDMC's Global Overview 2015 documents how 11 million people were newly displaced by violent events in 2014 alone.
22 Apr 2015 description
New study attempts to provide entry points for humanitarian actors while presenting information aimed at those responsible for disaster risk reduction, risk management and development.
20 Apr 2015 description
In the absence of any national policies and procedures, the response is often ad-hoc and focused only on meeting immediate humanitarian needs.
30 Mar 2015 description
According to a new report, state collapse and fragmentation of Libya’s essentially tribal society are hampering an effective national response to displacement and coordination of policies to address IDPs’ needs.
25 Mar 2015 description
A new report advocates for an area-based and inclusive approach to address the housing rights of urban IDPs and their host communities, because their needs are often similar.