Ensuring durable solutions for Rwanda's displaced: a chapter closed too early
July 2005

More than four years after the issue of internal displacement was taken off the agenda in Rwanda, conditions in the villages inhabited by the resettled IDPs call for renewed attention to the question of whether internal displacement has ended with the implementation of durable solutions, as required by the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement. The relevance of this question is underlined by the Rwandan government’s call for contin-ued international support for the ongoing villagisation programme, arguing that the pro-gramme would help address poverty and land scarcity.

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