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Pakistan: solutions to displacement elusive for both new and protracted IDPs

As of July 2015, there were more than 1.8 million people displaced by insurgency, counter-insurgency and other related violence in Pakistan.

24 August 2015 | Overview

Afghanistan: Internal displacement as of June 2015

This map shows the internal displacement in Afghanistan as of June 2015.

16 July 2015 | Map

Afghanistan: New and long-term IDPs risk becoming neglected as conflict intensifies

At least 948,000 people currently live in internal displacement as a result of conflict and violence in Afghanistan, including 103,000 displaced in the first six months of 2015.

16 July 2015 | Overview

Time for a new approach: Ending protracted displacement in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s experience illustrates how long-term displacement is a development challenge that needs to be addressed first and foremost by governments and supporting development actors.

01 July 2015 | Publication

Stakeholder report on Myanmar to the Universal Periodic Review mechanism

NGO report submitted by IDMC to the Working Group of the Universal Periodic Review for its review of Myanmar in November 2015 (23rd session).

23 March 2015 | Human Rights Mechanism

Bangladesh: comprehensive response required to complex displacement crisis

In the Chittagong Hill Tracts and elsewhere in Bangladesh, IDPs as a result of conflict, inter-communal violence, disasters, climate change and development projects need assistance and protection.

19 January 2015 | Overview

Violence, land grabbing and discrimination: Why minorities in Bangladesh continue to suffer from new and protracted displacement

Ongoing tensions and violence continue to cause new displacement in certain areas in Bangladesh. Access to land rights must be guaranteed to help displaced minorities reach durable solutions.

19 January 2015 | Blog Post

Submission to 112th session of the UN Human Rights Committee for October 2014 Sri Lanka review

Norwegian Refugee Council - Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre Report submitted to 112th session of the UN Human Rights Committee for October 2014 Sri Lanka review.

12 September 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

Myanmar: IDPs in Kachin, Rakhine and the south-east face different challenges, but all need solutions

Focusing on Myanmar, IDMC’s Regional Analyst highlights challenges facing IDPs in Rakhine, Kachin and northern Shan states and the south-east.

04 July 2014 | Blog Post

Myanmar: comprehensive solutions needed for recent and long-term IDPs alike

Recent IDPs in Myanmar’s Rakhine, Kachin and northern Shan states as well as long-term IDPs in the south-east require different kinds of assistance and protection.

01 July 2014 | Overview

Oral statement by NRC-IDMC to the UN Human Rights Council in March 2014

Oral statement by the Norwegian Refugee Council - Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre to the 25th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in March 2014

27 March 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

Can the UN Human Rights Council get Sri Lanka to take its commitments to its citizens seriously?

At the UN Human Rights Council, IDMC asks why recommendations adopted by Sri Lanka on IDPs have yet to be implemented.

25 March 2014 | Blog Post

Internal displacement in Sri Lanka: Memorandum for members of the Human Rights Council

Memorandum on internal displacement and durable solutions in Sri Lanka for members of the Human Rights Council at its 25th session in March 2014

26 February 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

5 steps to help displaced Sri Lankans find solutions

On the occasion of Sri Lanka's Independence Day, 90,000 people still displaced in the country’s north and east may be in no mood to rejoice. With the UN Human Rights Council set to review Sri Lanka’s human rights record in March 2014, IDMC explains why the concerns of those displaced during the civil war must be top of the agenda.

04 February 2014 | Blog Post

Almost five years of peace but tens of thousands of war-displaced still without solution

Up to 90,000 of the over 800,000 people forced to flee during Sri Lanka’s civil war (1983- 2009) remain internally displaced, with tens of thousands more having returned home only to face a number of barriers to long-term solutions.

04 February 2014 | Overview

Cyclone in Myanmar uproots violence-displaced in Rakhine State yet again

As Cyclone Mahasen makes landfall, one million Bangladeshis are ordered to evacuate and Myanmar’s most vulnerable, those who have already fled violence in the north-west, are forced to flee yet again.

17 May 2013 | Blog Post

A hidden displacement crisis

Among those registered as having returned, many have not been able to achieve a durable solution but continue to face difficulties in accessing basic necessities, in rebuilding their livelihoods, and in exercising their civil rights

31 October 2012 | Overview

IDMC

UPR Submission India 2012

People internally displaced by conflict or violence in India have seen their enjoyment of human rights compromised on account of their displacement, including their rights to an adequate standard of living, to education, and to work.

21 May 2012 | Human Rights Mechanism

“This is our land”: Ethnic violence and internal displacement in north-east India

Nearly a million people have been forced to flee their homes by ethnic violence in north-east India over the past 20 years, but their government has failed in its duty to protect them.

01 November 2011 | Publication

Displacement continues in context of armed conflict

People displaced due to conflict in Myanmar lack access to food, clean water, health care, education and livelihoods.

19 July 2011 | Overview

IDMC

Sri Lanka: IDPs and returnees remain in need of protection and assistance

In late 2010, over 320,000 people who had fled their homes due to the armed conflict before and after 2008 were estimated to remain internally displaced in Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, over 190,000 IDPs had returned to their homes, but were still in need of protection and assistance.

14 January 2011 | Country Profile

IDMC

India: National and state authorities failing to protect IDPs

In 2009 and during the first half of 2010, at least 650,000 people in central India (Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal), north-east India (Assam, Mizoram-Tripura and Manipur), Jammu and Kashmir, Orissa and Gujarat were living in displacement due to armed conflict and ethnic or communal violence. An unknown number of displaced people were living in Indian cities.

02 September 2010 | Country Profile

IDMC

Increasing displacement as fighting resumes in the east

Displacement as a result of armed conflict and human rights violations continues in Myanmar. Between August 2008 and July 2009, an estimated 75,000 people from ethnic minority communities in eastern Myanmar were forced to flee their homes. In several areas it is impossible to estimate the number of internally displaced people (IDPs).

29 January 2010 | Overview

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