Research and reports to give insight into the plight of IDPs and the vulnerabilities that keep them in protracted displacement. The papers also promote policy solutions to close the transition gap from aid dependence to self-reliance.

Guest Article

Lessons learned: Using self-reliance as a bridge to close the transition gap

In this guest blog for the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, I share my experience working with internally displaced persons in Nigeria and lessons learned to close the transition gap from aid-dependence to self-reliance.


A Multisectoral Approach to Internal Displacement

The multisectoral approach focuses on the overall well-being of displaced persons during the period of displacement with the aim of preparing and equipping them for reintegration into society with dignity. 

An Integrated Approach to Rehabilitating IDPs with Dignity

This document outlines a broad framework and implementable principles for achieving long-term rehabilitation objectives for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). This report was referenced by the World Bank publication, “Mental health amongst displaced persons and refugees: making a case for action at the World Bank Group.” It was also featured on the World Bank Blog and the Huffington Post in an article titled “Mental health services in situations of conflict, fragility, and violence: What to do?”

Christmas Cheer Report

The Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Christmas Cheer took place on the 20th of December 2017. Since you were not able to be there with us in person, I thought it was important to share my experience with you and hope that you can follow the journey through my eyes to learn more about the plight of IDPs in Nigeria.



Psychosocial support in crises and protracted displacement – leave no one behind

By Toluwalola Kasali Conflict, violence, and human rights violations have forced 50.8 million people to flee their homes and livelihoods to camps and host communities within their countries.  To put the magnitude of internal displacement in perspective, 50.8 million people are equivalent to the population size of Chile, Sri Lanka, Norway, Botswana, and Namibia. Displaced…

Vulnerable children in protracted displacement need education

By Toluwalola Kasali Children are major victims of conflict. Forty percent of the world’s 79.5 million forcibly displaced persons are children under the age of 18 who face unexpected disruptions to their lives and education. During crises and displacement, children are at risk of exploitation and abuse, especially when they are orphaned or separated from their parents. …

Who takes care of vulnerable displaced persons during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic intensifies an existing humanitarian crisis for the 41.3 million people living in internal displacement across the world. Many people living in displacement have fled armed conflict, violence, or human rights violations and have had to deal with poor access to healthcare, poor nutrition, and low income. Their living spaces are over-crowded with…

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