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Seizing the momentum: Displacement on the global climate change agenda

IDMC's new briefing paper explains how the need to ratchet up efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change is made ever more urgent by the millions of people being displaced from their homes year by climate-related disasters.

02 November 2016 | Publication

Leaving no one behind: internal displacement and the New Urban Agenda

As UN member states commit to the New Urban Agenda for the next 20 years, this paper sets out the specific challenges facing people internally displaced to and within urban areas and related recommendations to ensure they benefit from the implementation of the agenda and are not ‘left behind’.

11 October 2016 | Publication

A Call to Action: tackling displacement in Central America

As an invisible humanitarian crisis intensifies as a result of drug and criminal violence in Mexico and Central America’s Northern Triangle, a regional call to action provides reason to be cautiously optimistic.

21 July 2016 | Blog Post

Driving global efforts to reduce internal displacement: thoughts from Istanbul

As the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), Istanbul, 23-24 May 2016, explicitly recognises internal displacement as a “complex political and development challenge”, IDMC highlights the need to address the underlying drivers of displacement and calls for better data collection.

24 May 2016 | Blog Post

From Kampala to Istanbul: Advancing global accountability for IDPs through law and policy making

The World Humanitarian Summit is a great opportunity for states and other stakeholders to state their commitment to building regional and national normative frameworks to protect IDPs.

19 May 2016 | Publication

From words to action: How IDMC will help governments as the Nansen Initiative shifts to its implementation phase

This week more than 100 governments came together for the Nansen Initiative’s global consultation to discuss what is needed to protect people displaced across borders in the context of disasters and the effects of climate change.

15 October 2015 | Blog Post

Durable solutions for IDPs: challenges and way forward

The IDMC-NRC training workshop on durable solutions for IDPs is intended to build awareness on this theme among national and international responders, including States, humanitarian and development actors.

12 October 2015 | Publication

Getting on the list: the registration of children born to IDPs

How can registration be used to advance the rights of children born to IDPs? IDMC proposes an answer to this question in the second installment of its "Born in Displacement" series.

15 May 2015 | Publication

Global Estimates 2012: People displaced by disasters

In 2012, 32.4 million people were forced to flee their homes by disasters such as floods, storms and earthquakes

13 May 2013 | Publication

Global Overview 2012: People internally displaced by conflict and violence

In 2012, the total number of people internally displaced by armed conflict, generalised violence and human rights violations worldwide was estimated to be 28.8 million. This is the highest figure IDMC has ever recorded

29 April 2013 | Publication

IDMC celebrates 15 years of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement

IDMC celebrates 15 years of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement

11 February 2013 | Blog Post

Armed non-State actors and the protection of internally displaced people

IDMC and Geneva Call organised in March 2011 an expert conference which explored different aspects of the complex interface between NSAGs and IDPs.

01 June 2011 | Publication

Internal Displacement: Global Overview of Trends and Developments in 2010

Since 1998 the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displace- ment Monitoring Centre has monitored internal displacement resulting from conflict and violence. During this period, the number of internally displaced persons has steadily risen from around 17 million to 27.5 million in 2010.

01 March 2011 | Publication

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