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Displaced but not forgotten: momentum is building to ensure internally displaced are not ‘left behind’

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

Guest blogger Elizabeth Ferris describes “the dangers of mainstreaming IDPs into oblivion”

Increasingly, international humanitarians talk about the protection of civilians, vulnerable groups, and affected populations rather than about internally displaced persons (IDPs). What dangers could this pose to IDPs?

29 January 2015 | Blog Post

IDMC’s annual flagship report reveals record breaking IDP figures for second year running

IDMC reveals 33.3 million people were internally displaced by conflict in 2013, with a full 63% in just 5 countries.

14 May 2014 | Blog Post

Girl, disrupted

Women and children make up 70% of the world’s internally displaced population. To mark International Women’s Day, IDMC highlights how the challenges young girls face around world increase when violence or conflict forces them to flee their homes.

07 March 2014 | Publication

Girl, disrupted: challenges for internally displaced girls worldwide

Women and children make up 70% of the world’s internally displaced population. To mark International Women’s Day, IDMC highlights how the challenges young girls face around world increase when violence or conflict forces them to flee their homes.

07 March 2014 | Blog Post

Displacement continues despite hopes for peace

Despite the optimism surrounding the peace process in seeking to end a decades-old war, Colombia continues to suffer one of the world’s most dramatic humanitarian emergencies. As one of the countries with the largest populations of internally displaced people worldwide, roughly 300,000 people are internally displaced each year.

14 January 2014 | Overview

Colombia: Internal displacement in brief

Despite the optimism surrounding a peace process seeking to end decades of civil war, Colombia continues to suffer one of the world’s most dramatic humanitarian emergencies.

31 December 2013 | Summary

IDMC

Colombia

31 July 2012 | Country Profile Page

Issue 11: 9 - 22 February 2017

This update presents key internal displacement developments from 9 to 22 February 2017.

31 July 2012 | Update Container

Issue 13: 9 - 22 March

This update presents key internal displacement developments from 9 to 22 March 2017.

31 July 2012 | Update Container

Issue 14: 23 March - 5 April 2017

This update presents key internal displacement developments from 23 March to 5 April 2017.

31 July 2012 | Update Container

IDMC

Colombia

IDMC's Colombia page provides an overview of the latest figures and key concerns facing internally displaced people in the country.

31 July 2012 | Country Page

Issue 15: 6 - 19 April 2017

This update presents key internal displacement developments from 6 to 19 April 2017.

31 July 2012 | Update Container

Issue 9: 12 - 25 January 2017

This update presents key internal displacement developments from 15 December 2016 to 11 January 2017.

31 July 2012 | Update Container

Issue 12: 23 February - 8 March 2017

This update presents key internal displacement developments from 23 February to 8 March 2017.

31 July 2012 | Update Container

Issue 17: 4 - 17 May

This update presents key internal displacement developments from 4 to 17 May 2017.

31 July 2012 | Update Container

Improved government response yet to have impact for IDPs

Colombia’s government has changed its discourse in favour of those who have suffered human rights violations within the country. However, it is yet to translate this into effective action

29 December 2011 | Overview

IDMC

Colombia: Property restitution in sight but integration still distant (December 2011)

Colombia’s government, led since 2010 by President Juan Manuel Santos, has changed its discourse in favour of those who have suffered human rights violations due the conflict and violence within the country.

29 December 2011 | Country Profile

IDMC

Property restitution in sight but integration still distant

Threats, assassinations, massacres, forced recruitment, and forced disappearances perpetrated by numerous illegal armed groups, and armed confrontations between these groups and government forces, continue to force Colombians to flee their homes, mostly from rural areas.

05 September 2011 | Overview

IDMC

Colombia: Property restitution in sight but integration still distant (September 2011)

Threats, assassinations, massacres, forced recruitment, and forced disappearances perpetrated by numerous illegal armed groups, and armed confrontations between these groups and government forces, continue to force Colombians to flee their homes, mostly from rural areas.

05 September 2011 | Country Profile

IDMC

Government response improves but still fails to meet needs of growing IDP population

Colombia’s long-standing internal armed conflict and the human rights abuses perpetrated by combatants and illegal armed groups had by 2010 caused the displacement of 3.4 million people according to the government, and over 4.9 million people according to the reliable non-governmental Observatory on Human Rights and Displacement (CODHES).

10 December 2010 | Overview

Building momentum for land restoration: Towards property restitution for IDPs in Colombia

IDMC reports on ongoing land disputes and issues involving property restitution for IDPs in Colombia.

01 November 2010 | Publication

IDMC

HR Committee Task Force Submission Colombia 2009

The internal displacement crisis has to date affected 3,115,266 people according to the Government’s registry,1 and 4,628,882 according to a reliable non-governmental source. In 2008 alone, 380,863 people (or 76,172 families) were newly displaced. Internal displacement takes a heavier toll on the most vulnerable segments of the population.

30 October 2009 | Human Rights Mechanism

IDMC

Conflict Beyond Borders: Humanitarian Impact of the Colombian Conflict in Ecuador

In March, 2008, the Colombian armed forces attacked a FARC camp located in the Ecuadorian province of Sucumbíos. This attack resulted in the death of FARC’s second in command, Raúl Reyes.

10 October 2009 | Briefing Paper

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