The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is the leading source of information and analysis on internal displacement worldwide.
IDMC was set up in 1998 at the request of the international community to fill an important knowledge gap on the global scale and patterns of internal displacement. Since then, tens of millions of people become internally displaced each year as a result of conflict, violence and disasters. While the numbers are rising and the needs of millions go unaddressed, internal displacement continues to receive insufficient political attention and commitment.
IDMC offers an important service to the international community. By telling the story of internal displacement, we keep the issue and the plight of internally displaced people high on the global agenda. Our role is recognised and endorsed by United Nations General Assembly resolutions.
The Global Internal Displacement Database (GIDD) - IDMC's open online database captures data from sources and partners and gives free access to internal displacement related information.
IDMC's annual flagship report, the Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID), is the key reference for policy makers on global statistics, patterns, trends and issues on internal displacement.
IDMC is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council, an independent, non-governmental humanitarian organisation.