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Thematic series: the invisible majority

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

Raising the alarm in DRC

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

Quarterly Update July - September 2017

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of IDMC between 1 July and 30 September 2017.

31 October 2017 | Publication

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

Global Disaster Displacement Risk - A baseline for future work

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

Syrians at the berm: surviving in nightmarish conditions and with an uncertain status

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

How many internally displaced Rohingya are trapped inside Myanmar?

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

Reducing displacement risk in the Greater Horn of Africa

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

Annual Report 2016

The Annual Report 2016 is a reflection of IDMC's priorities and achievements during the year.

05 September 2017 | Publication

Expert roundtable on displacement caused by development

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

Internal displacement mid-year figures (January-June 2017)

This report is based on internal displacement figures made available to IDMC from January-June 2017.

16 August 2017 | Publication

Internal displacement: What’s development got to do with it?

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

Two steps forward, one step back: Internal displacement and the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development

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

Quarterly Update April - June 2017

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of IDMC between 1 April and 30 June 2017.

11 July 2017 | Publication

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

Today's returning refugees, tomorrow's IDPs

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

50 Years of Occupation: Displacement and Dispossession in Palestine

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

2017 Global Report on Internal Displacement

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 future is here, ahead of schedule: detecting incidents of displacement through machine learning and natural language processing

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

Quarterly Update January - March 2017

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of IDMC between 1 October and 31 December 2016.

02 May 2017 | Publication

Appeal 2017 - 2020

IDMC launches its 2017-2020 multi-year Appeal, outlining the organization’s longer term plans and activities.

28 April 2017 | Publication

Case Study Series - Dam Displacement

An estimated 80 million people have been displaced by dam projects worldwide. With this case study series, IDMC aims to gradually draw a global picture of displacement associated with dam projects, with a focus on the most vulnerable people.

11 April 2017 | Publication

Examen du cadre normatif et institutionnel malien

Les populations concernées au Mali, qu’elles soient retournées chez elles ou toujours déplacées internes, continuent de faire face à de graves problèmes de protection et d’assistance.

30 March 2017 | Publication

Painting a clearer picture with ‘flawed’ and ‘messy’ data

Compiling global figures on internal displacement, refugee statistics or international migration is a maddening, humbling experience. How can we improve data quality and ensure it is collected and used responsibly?

24 March 2017 | Blog Post

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