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Lives across the frontline: internal displacement in a divided Ukraine

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

Ukraine: Translating IDPs' protection into legislative action

More than 1.6 million people are registered as internally displaced in Ukraine.This paper provides an overview of issues that have emerged during Ukraine’s development of a normative response to internal displacement, and the challenges inherent in implementing the regulatory framework that was established at the onset of the crisis.

19 December 2016 | Publication

Displacement figures in Ukraine fail to reflect a complex reality

Gaps in Ukraine's IDP registration system mean that the scale and dynamics of displacement are not fully understood and some IDPs in need are unable to access government assistance.

03 September 2015 | Briefing Paper

Global Estimates 2015: People displaced by disasters

Latest figures from IDMC estimate that more than 19.3 million people were forced to flee their homes by disasters in 100 countries in 2014. Hundreds of thousands more are still displaced following disasters in previous years.

20 July 2015 | Publication

CERD Submission Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015

IDMC's written statement to the Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Bosnia and Herzegovina, emphasising outstanding discrimination and protection needs of IDPs in protracted displacement with recommendations to the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

15 April 2015 | Human Rights Mechanism

IDP registration in Ukraine: Who’s in? Who’s out? And who’s counting?

With over one million people fleeing from Ukraine, IDMC analyses the country's IDP registration process.

19 March 2015 | Blog Post

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Ethno-political agendas still prolonging displacement

Ethnic divisions are still prolonging internal displacement in Bosnia and Herzegovina nearly twenty years after the war ended despite massive international assistance over that period.

19 November 2014 | Overview

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Internal displacement as of 14 november 2014

This map shows the internal displacement in Bosnia and Herzegovina as of November 2014

19 November 2014 | Map

Time to act: Internal displacement on the rise in Ukraine

In Ukraine, more than 417,000 people have had to flee their homes since March 2014. As the length of time in displacement increases, so do the basic needs of IDPs.

22 October 2014 | Briefing Paper

Written statement to the UPR pre-session: Internal displacement in Bosnia and Herzegovina

IDMC's written statement to the UPR pre-session on Bosnia and Herzegovina, highlighting outstanding protection needs of IDPs in protracted displacement with recommendations to the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

09 October 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

Floods cause new displacement in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Severe flooding and landslides have caused over two billion euros in damages in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Losses have resulted in heightened vulnerability of IDPs, returnees and Roma.

05 September 2014 | Blog Post

Submission to the European Commission on Bosnia and Herzegovina (supplement to information submitted on 21 May 2014)

IDMC’s submission to the European Commission on Bosnia and Herzegovina, supplementary information to the May 2014 submission including displacement as a result of floods and landslides

21 August 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

Divided and displaced in Ukraine: two groups facing two different futures?

IDPs from Crimea and eastern Ukraine facing distinct outstanding needs flee their homes for different reasons, as resources of host communities and volunteers near exhaustion.

15 August 2014 | Blog Post

Born in displacement: Challenges in assisting and protecting descendants of internally displaced people

Are children born to IDPs also IDPs? If so, until when? IDMC discusses the risks and issues surrounding children born in displacement

27 June 2014 | Publication

Q&A: If born in displacement, are you automatically an IDP?

IDMC attempts to unpack the question: are children born to internally displaced people (IDPs) themselves IDPs, and what are the impacts?

27 June 2014 | Blog Post

Submission to the European Commission on Bosnia and Herzegovina

In a submission to the European Commission on Bosnia and Herzegovina, IDMC raises outstanding protection issues for IDPs, including Roma IDPs.

21 May 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

Submission to the European Commission on Serbia

In a submission to the European Commission on Serbia, IDMC raises outstanding protection issues for IDPs.

21 May 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

Submission to the European Commission on Kosovo

In a submission to the European Commission on Serbia, IDMC raises outstanding protection issues for IDPs

21 May 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

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

Azerbaijan: After more than 20 years, IDPs still urgently need policies to support full integration

IDMC explains how IDPs in Azerbaijan are blocked from full integration because displacement is still largely considered 'temporary' two decades after the conflict.

26 March 2014 | Overview

Can Azerbaijan solve internal displacement in Europe?

IDMC calls on Azerbaijan to use its upcoming tenure at the Council of Europe to resolve displacement for Europe's 2.3 million IDPs.

26 March 2014 | Blog Post

Internal displacement in Azerbaijan

Internally displaced people in Azerbaijan originally fled Nagorno-Karabakh and seven surrounding districts.

26 March 2014 | Map

CESCR Submission Serbia 2014

In this submission to the UN’s Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, IDMC provides information on self-determination and children while urging the Committee to ensure progressive realization of IDPs’ rights.

14 March 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

UPR Submission Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014

In this submission to the UN’s Universal Periodic Review on Bosnia and Herzegovina, IDMC provides information and recommendations on discrimination of IDPs, as well as their rights to social security, housing, property and education.

14 March 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

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