With the return of Solomon Island’s internally displaced people following the
intervention of an Australian-led regional force (RAMSI) in July 2003 to restore law
and order in the country, the Global IDP Project is no longer actively monitoring
the situation in that country.
In spite of a peace agreement in 2000, ending the civil war which forcibly displaced nearly ten per cent of the population of the Solomon Islands, a general climate of instability and insecurity has continued to prevail in many areas of the country, particularly on Guadalcanal, the country’s main island.
Following an outbreak of inter-ethnic violence between Malaitan and Guadalcanal communities on the main island of Guadalcanal in 1998-1999, 35,000 persons (nine percent of the national population) were forced from their homes.