Twelve years after the war ended, the State Ministry for Human Rights and Refugees (MHRR) of Bosnia and Herzegovina estimated in June 2008 that some 125,000 registered internally displaced people (IDPs) remain. This figure is likely to remain stable in view of the limited number of returns over the past three years and the lack of support for other durable solutions.
28 August 2008 | Country Profile
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
Nine years after the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement, there are still some 310,000 people internally displaced in Bosnia and Herzegovina. One million internally displaced people (IDPs) and refugees have returned to their homes since the end of the conflict in 1995, representing half of those displaced during the war. But state institutions are still divided along ethnic lines and the political debate is dominated by ethnic issues.
24 March 2005 | Country Profile
Eight years after the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement, there are still 330,000 people internally displaced in Bosnia-Herzegovina. While the international community has largely succeeded in implementing the right of displaced people and refugees to return in Bosnia-Herzegovina the plight of many internally displaced people remains unresolved.
28 January 2004 | Country Profile
The determination of the international community in implementing the right to return of the displaced persons and refugees in Bosnia and Herzegovina has paid off. The constant pressure on the local actors has finally opened the door to the return of displaced persons to areas dominated by hostile nationalist forces, particularly since 2000.
31 January 2003 | Country Profile