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Publication: The evolving picture of displacement in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan: An evidence-based overview

From the IDMC website:

Some 4 million people were displaced when Typhoon Haiyan hit the central Philippines on November 8th 2013. In spite of the wealth of information generated, it has been difficult to form a coherent understanding of the evolving and complex displacement situation, which is critical to guide policy and prioritize responses on the ground.

Six months on, while most displaced people have remained in their original homes areas or returned to them, more than 2 million people are still without adequate housing. This includes over 26,000 displaced people in temporary shelter sites. Many thousands more are unclear on whether they will be permitted to return to live in unsafe locations.

This report shows how gaps in the information – and in the way that information is created and shared – leaves some of the most vulnerable people invisible and potentially excluded from sustainable return or relocation and resettlement options. With the next typhoon season just around the corner, the importance of recognizing their particular needs becomes all the more urgent.

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New Publications on Displacement

South Sudan: New displacement adds to critical humanitarian situation in the country since independence.
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. (IDMC).
[Read the Overview (html / pdf)]
(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre)

Nigeria: Increasing violence continues to cause internal displacement
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. (IDMC).
[Read the Overview (html / pdf)]
(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre)

Uganda : Need to focus on returnees and remaining IDPs in transition to development
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. (IDMC).
Read the overview report on Uganda.
(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre)

Conflict-induced displacement in Uganda
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. (IDMC).
View our new situational map summarising Ugandan displacement.
(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre)

Translated workshop report: Iraqi Protracted Displacement | التَّهجير العراقي المُطوَّل: تقرير ورشة العمل

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. (IDMC).
This report provides a brief overview of the workshop organised by the RSC and IDMC on 22 March 2012. Read the workshop report in both English and Arabic.
(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre)

Americas account for 7% of natural hazard induced displacement
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC).
Read the full report here 
Read the press release here
(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre)

14.9 million internally displaced by natural hazard-induced disasters

IDMC launched its latest report “Global estimates 2011: People displaced by natural hazard-induced disasters” at the Rio+20 conference in Brazil. The report finds that in 2011, 14.9 million people were internally displaced throughout the world due to natural disasters, mostly related to weather events such as floods and storms. 89% of the displacement occurred in Asia.
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. (IDMC).
Read the full report here 
Read the press release here
(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre)

 

New Publications on Internal Displacement in Columbia and Bangladesh and Age-related Young People in Wales

Young Lives in Limbo

Young Lives in Limbo

Young Lives in Limbo: The protection of age-disputed young people in Wales.
By S. Clarke for the Welsh Refugee Council.
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(Source: Welsh Refugee Council,)

Colombia: Improved government response yet to have impact for IDPs
A new report by IDMC.

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. However, it is yet to translate this into effective action to protect the rights of Colombia’s internally displaced people (IDPs) and other victims of conflict. Displacement has continued in 2011 at the same rate as in previous years, as have attacks on IDPs and human rights activists. IDPs continue to have only limited access to the basic necessities of life. (…)

Read the Overview (html / pdf)
(Source: IDMC).

Bangladesh: Progress on internal displacement response needed
A new report by IDMC.

Twenty years of armed struggle in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), pitting the armed forces and Bengali settlers against indigenous groups seeking greater autonomy, formally ended in 1997 with the signing of the CHT Peace Accord. The accord granted cultural recognition and a degree of self-government to indigenous groups and foresaw the rehabilitation of internally displaced people (IDPs), but the situation of displaced indigenous people and Bengalis has not been resolved. (…)

Read the Overview (html / pdf).
(Source: IDMC).

New IDMC Report on Indonesia

IDMC

IDMC

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) have just published a new report on Indonesia in relation to intertnal displacement.  The report is entitled, “Indonesia: Durable Solutions remain elusive for many IDPs wile thousands are newly displaced my military operations in Papua.”

Further information on this publication can be found in the abstract, which states:

During 2011, thousands of people were displaced by renewed inter-communal violence in Maluku province and by counter-insurgency operations targeting Free Papua Movement (OPM) rebels in Papua province. Between April and December, an unknown number of Papuans were displaced in the central highlands region of Puncak Jaya. The largest reported displacement took place in mid-December in Paniai regency, where more than 10,000 people were forced from their homes in more than a hundred different villages. In September, as many as 500 homes in Maluku’s capital of Ambon were set on fire and nearly 5,000 people were displaced, some of them losing their homes for the fourth time in 12 years.

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(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre).