This year marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, and of IDMC itself. At IDMC we start the new year with renewed energy and determination. We commit to elevating the issue of internal displacement within the debates on displacement and migration that have dominated the post-2015 global policy agenda and that have, to date, excluded the tens of millions of people who live in displacement within the borders of their own countries and receive little political attention or support.
08 January 2018 | Blog Post
Conflict and internal displacement in Afghanistan are on the rise again, but as the situation deteriorates many Afghans who have fled to neighbouring countries find they are no longer welcome there either. IDMC’s researcher and writer Elizabeth Rushing introduces a new case study on refugees and deportees who face a life in internal displacement when they return
21 December 2017 | Blog Post
Our second report on internal displacement in Africa highlights the severity of the continent’s continuing displacement crisis.
06 December 2017 | Publication
These new thematic series presents IDMC's research aimed at painting a more quantitative and qualitative picture of the entire displacement continuum, from the drivers of onward movement across borders to return to countries of origin.
13 November 2017 | Publication
Long considered one of the world’s largest and most complex humanitarian crises, the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is getting even worse. Here, we put the current displacement figures in context, describe the challenges in getting accurate data and add to the chorus of calls for humanitarian efforts to be scaled up
02 November 2017 | Blog Post
This Quarterly Update covers the activities of IDMC between 1 July and 30 September 2017.
31 October 2017 | Publication
In the absence of any progress in the peace process, Ukraine is facing the challenge of protracted internal displacement. IDMC’s director, Alexandra Bilak and researcher & writer, Elizabeth Rushing, report on their findings from discussions in September 2017 with displacement-affected communities living along the conflict’s contact line.
18 October 2017 | Blog Post
The report presents the first results generated by our Global Disaster Displacement Model and frame displacement through the lens of risk rather than as something to be addressed only after it has occurred.
12 October 2017 | Publication
Tens of thousands of Syrians are stuck in no man’s land in between Jordan and Syria and their situation is far beyond desperate. They live, or rather survive, in the berm, a strip of land between two man-made barriers of sand, a rocky desert with no vegetation, no water and one of the harshest climates on earth. Only a few outsiders have ever had the chance to visit it.
04 October 2017 | Blog Post
Despite being one of the most widely covered displacement crises since the end of August, there is a lack of credible estimates of Rohingya internally displaced in Myanmar. Experts at IDMC are working to piece together this puzzle to ensure accurate figures are soon available.
28 September 2017 | Blog Post
This thematic report presents the first baseline for displacement risk associated with sudden-onset disasters in the countries of the Greater Horn of Africa with the ultimate aim of reducing future displacement.
26 September 2017 | Publication
The Annual Report 2016 is a reflection of IDMC's priorities and achievements during the year.
05 September 2017 | Publication
IDMC convened and hosted an expert roundtable meeting with experts on displacement associated with development to seek strategic guidance and support for its work on the issue. This report summarises participants’ general views and presents a selection of points raised during the meeting.
17 August 2017 | Publication
This report is based on internal displacement figures made available to IDMC from January-June 2017.
16 August 2017 | Publication
Global development leaders recently concluded their annual review of progress toward achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a 15-year framework that came into effect in 2016. Despite longstanding and widespread acceptance that internal displacement is a development issue, it was rarely even mentioned. It should have been central.
20 July 2017 | Blog Post
This briefing paper explores the relationship between internal displacement and the six goals under review this year at the High Level Political Forum.
13 July 2017 | Publication
This Quarterly Update covers the activities of IDMC between 1 April and 30 June 2017.
11 July 2017 | Publication
How can we address protracted displacement? Guest blogger Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien discusses a new OCHA study which recognises that in protracted situations, internal displacement is primarily a development and political challenge.
23 June 2017 | Blog Post
On World Refugee Day, IDMC's senior strategic adviser on conflict Elizabeth Rushing reflects on UNHCR’s annual NGO consultations and gives two recommendations to policymakers working on the global compact on refugees.
20 June 2017 | Blog Post
The nature of displacement in Palestine is unique among present day humanitarian crises, and remains directly related to the impact of protracted occupation. Now in its 50th year, the occupation continues to escalate with no end to it in sight. Itay Epshtain, NRC Palestine Policy Advisor, reflects on the role of humanitarians and that of States in efforts to ensure peace, security and the protection of rights in this context.
09 June 2017 | Blog Post
The 2017 Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID 2017) presents the latest data and trends of internal displacement by conflict and disasters worldwide.
22 May 2017 | Publication
The head of our Data & Analysis department, Justin Ginnetti, shares his initial reflections and takeaways on the IDETECT challenge which ended in April.
11 May 2017 | Blog Post
This Quarterly Update covers the activities of IDMC between 1 October and 31 December 2016.
02 May 2017 | Publication
IDMC launches its 2017-2020 multi-year Appeal, outlining the organization’s longer term plans and activities.
28 April 2017 | Publication
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