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Quarterly Update October - December 2006

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) between 1 October and 31 December 2006.

31 December 2006 | Publication

IDMC

Fighting in the south sets off new displacement

Fierce fighting between NATO troops and insurgents in southern Afghanistan has sent tens of thousands of people fleeing from their homes in a new wave of displacement. Although numbers are unverified, the government said that more than 20,000 families had been displaced due to the fighting in the provinces of Helmand, Kandahar and Uruzgan as of November 2006.

22 December 2006 | Overview

IDMC

Afghanistan: Fighting in the south sets off new wave of displacement

Fierce fighting between NATO troops and insurgents in southern Afghanistan has sent tens of thousands of people fleeing from their homes in a new wave of displacement. Although numbers are unverified, the government said that more than 20,000 families had been displaced due to the fighting in the provinces of Helmand, Kandahar and Uruzgan as of November 2006.

22 December 2006 | Country Profile

IDMC

Displaced return amidst growing political tension

Some 200,000 people are estimated to remain in a situation of internal displacement in Lebanon following the hostilities between the Shiite militant and political organisation Hizbollah and Israeli security forces in summer 2006.

15 December 2006 | Overview

IDMC

Lebanon: Displaced return amidst growing political tension

Some 200,000 people are estimated to remain in a situation of internal displacement in Lebanon following the hostilities between the Shiite militant and political organisation Hizbollah and Israeli security forces in summer 2006.

15 December 2006 | Country Profile

Activity Report 2006

IDMC’s (formerly, the Global IDP Project) Activity Report for the year 2006.

01 December 2006 | Publication

‘I am a Refugee in My Own Country’: Conflict-Induced Internal Displacement in Kenya

This report outlines the complex issues around internal displacement in Kenya.

01 December 2006 | Publication

IDMC

Escalation of conflict leaves tens of thousands of IDPs without protection and assistance

The protracted armed conflict between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has escalated dramatically since the beginning of 2006, with an estimated 3,300 people having been killed and over 200,000 internally dis-placed, in addition to the hundreds of thousands uprooted earlier on in the conflict and by the tsunami of December 2004.

16 November 2006 | Overview

IDMC

Sri Lanka: Escalation of conflict leaves tens of thousands of IDPs without protection and assistance

The protracted armed conflict between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has escalated dramatically since the beginning of 2006, with an estimated 3,300 people having been killed and over 200,000 internally displaced, in addition to the hundreds of thousands uprooted earlier on in the conflict and by the tsunami of December 2004.

04 November 2006 | Country Profile

IDMC

IDP return picks up despite glaring lack of reintegration support

Since the mid-1990s, millions of Congolese have fled their homes to escape fighting be-tween rebel groups and the national government in a complex conflict which has, at times, involved as many as nine neighbouring states. Close to four million people are estimated to have died as a result of the conflict which has been accompanied by wide-spread human rights violations.

31 October 2006 | Overview

IDMC

Democratic Republic of the Congo: IDP return picks up despite glaring lack of reintegration support

Since the mid-1990s, millions of Congolese have fled their homes to escape fighting between rebel groups and the national government in a complex conflict which has, at times, involved as many as nine neighbouring states. Close to four million people are estimated to have died as a result of the conflict which has been accompanied by widespread human rights violations.

31 October 2006 | Country Profile

IDMC

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sectarian divide continues to hamper residual return and reintegration of the displaced

More than ten years after the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement, there are still some 180,200 people internally displaced in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Further to a re-registration exercise completed by the authorities in 2005, the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) dropped from 309,000 at the end of 2004 to 187,000 in Spring 2005.

25 October 2006 | Overview

IDMC

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sectarian divide continues to hamper residual return and reintegration of the displaced

More than ten years after the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement, there are still some 180,200 people internally displaced in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Further to a re-registration exercise completed by the authorities in 2005, the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) dropped from 309,000 at the end of 2004 to 187,000 in Spring 2005. This decrease can be explained by the number of returns which had taken place since the previous registration in 2000 and by the fact that many displaced have decided to integrate locally.

25 October 2006 | Country Profile

IDMC

Nepal: IDP return still a trickle despite ceasefire

Nearly six months after nationwide protests forced the king to end 14 months of absolute rule and the Maoists rebels called a ceasefire, only a few thousand people have reportedly returned to their homes, the majority of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) preferring to wait for better security guarantees and more assistance to make the journey home.

16 October 2006 | Country Profile

IDMC

IDP return still a trickle despite ceasefire

Nearly six months after nationwide protests forced the king to end 14 months of absolute rule and the Maoists rebels called a ceasefire, only a few thousand people have reportedly returned to their homes, the majority of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) preferring to wait for better security guarantees and more assistance to make the journey home.

16 October 2006 | Overview

IDMC

Tens of thousands displaced by army operations against insurgent groups

Army operations targeting insurgent groups in Waziristan and Balochistan are the main causes of conflict-induced displacement in Pakistan today. There is no official information on the number of people displaced and access of journalists and aid workers to the affected areas is tightly restricted.

10 October 2006 | Overview

IDMC

Pakistan: Tens of thousands displaced by army operations against insurgent groups

Army operations targeting insurgent groups in Waziristan and Balochistan are the main causes of conflict-induced displacement in Pakistan today. There is no official information on the number of people displaced and access of journalists and aid workers to the affected areas is tightly restricted.

10 October 2006 | Country Profile

IDMC

Côte d’Ivoire: IDPs face deepening protection crisis as political tensions rise again

With the impossibility of holding elections by 31 October as scheduled, and the unwillingness of politicians to unblock the deepening impasse in the peace process, Côte d’Ivoire’s 750,000 IDPs are increasingly in need of protection and assistance.

09 October 2006 | Overview

IDMC

Somalia: Window of opportunity for addressing one of the world’s worst internal displacement crises (October 2006)

The take-over by the Islamist Court Union (ICU) of Mogadishu and large parts of Somalia’s centre and south have added a high degree of unpredictability to an already very precarious political situation. The effect on humanitarian activities for over two million vulnerable people, including an estimated 400,000 people internally displaced by drought and conflict remains very uncertain.

04 October 2006 | Country Profile

IDMC

Somalia: Fear of renewed displacement as rise of Islamists heightens tensions

The take-over by the Islamist Court Union (ICU) of Mogadishu and large parts of Somalia’s centre and south have added a high degree of unpredictability to an already very precarious political situation. The effect on humanitarian activities for over two million vulnerable people, including an estimated 400,000 people internally displaced by drought and conflict remains very uncertain.

02 October 2006 | Overview

Uganda: Only Peace Can Restore the Confidence of the Displaced, 2nd Edition

Updated report produced with the Refugee Law Project (RLP) assesses the implementation of the recommendations made by the UN Secretary-General's Representative on IDPs following his visit to Uganda in August 2003.

01 October 2006 | Publication

Internal displacement in DRC

01 October 2006 | Map

Only Peace Can Restore the Confidence of the Displaced

Report produced in conjunction with the Refugee Law Project (RLP) assesses the implementation of the recommendations made by the UN Secretary-General on IDPs, following his visit to Uganda in August 2003.

01 October 2006 | Publication

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