Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre iDMC

an Update of iDMC’s presentation on this blog of December 2, 2005.

  • The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), established in 1998 by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), is the leading international body monitoring conflict-induced internal displacement worldwide.
  • Through its work, the Centre contributes to improving national and international capacities to protect and assist the millions of people around the globe who have been displaced within their own country as a result of conflicts or human rights violations … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Monitoring and Advocacy; IDP database; Countries; Training; Thematic; Resources; News; Newsletter; Publications; Maps; Key Docs; Links;
Address: IDMC, Chemin de Balexert, 7-9, 1219 Chatelaine, Geneva, Switzerland;
Contact.

About 2/2: … At the request of the United Nations, the Geneva-based IDMC runs an online database providing comprehensive information and analysis on internal displacement in some 50 countries. 

Based on its monitoring and data collection activities, the Centre advocates for durable solutions to the plight of the internally displaced in line with international standards. The IDMC also carries out training activities to enhance the capacity of local actors to respond to the needs of internally displaced people (IDPs). In its work, the Centre cooperates with and provides support to local and national civil society initiatives.

Monitoring & Advocacy:

Active advocacy for the rights of IDPs is an integral part of the IDMC’s work. Based on information included in the database and collected during fact-finding missions to priority countries, the Centre raises awareness of the plight of internally displaced people, points to gaps in national and international responses and promotes solutions reflecting international standards and best practices. (More …)

The IDP database: … (full text about).

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