IDMC : Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre | IDP database (information and analysis)
The IDP database was established by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in 1998 at the request of the United Nations. Run by the NRC’s Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, the database offers comprehensive and frequently updated information and analysis on all situations of conflict-induced internal displacement worldwide. With just the click of a button, visitors can get a brief overview of the displacement situation in a given country, or browse the database for more detailed information on background, causes of displacement, humanitarian and human rights concerns, and national and international responses. In 2005, the database included nearly 14,000 documents from some 2000 different external sources. In total, the database provides direct access to over 12,000 relevant documents.