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Forced evictions of displaced people lies in the dark shadows of Sochi Olympics

As Russia prepares for next month’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, people living in displacement for 20 years are being bulldozed away in neighbouring Ingushetia. These types of forced evictions – illegal under international law – are quietly putting hundreds of displaced people in the North Caucasus out in the cold.

27 January 2014 | Blog Post

Russian Federation: Internal displacement in brief

At least 34,900 people were still displaced in Russia as of the end of 2013, as a result of armed conflict, human rights violations and generalised violence in North Caucasus.

31 December 2013 | Summary

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IDPs increasingly neglected despite continuing needs

More than 14 years after they first fled their homes, at least 29 ,000 people are still internally displaced due to armed conflict and violence in the North Caucasus, and an unknown number of people are still displaced elsewhere in Russia.

14 March 2013 | Overview

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CERD Submission Russian Federation 2013

In this submission to the UN’s Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Russia, IDMC highlights the need for better data on IDPs and issues they face with freedom of movement, housing and property.

30 January 2013 | Human Rights Mechanism

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Russian Federation

IDMC's Russian Federation page provides an overview of the latest figures and key concerns facing internally displaced people in the country.

31 July 2012 | Country Page

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Russian Federation

31 July 2012 | Country Profile Page

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CESCR Submission Russian Federation 2011

More than 15 years after they first fled their homes, at least 78,000 people were still internally displaced in the North Caucasus in 2010, and an unknown number of people were still displaced elsewhere in the country.

20 May 2011 | Human Rights Mechanism

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Russian Federation: IDPs still face challenges related to their displacement

In Chechnya, armed violence and two rounds of conflict between separatists and government forces, first between 1994 and 1996 and then again since 1999, have caused some 800,000 people to flee their homes.

01 August 2010 | Briefing Paper

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CESCR Submission Russian Federation 2010

In this submission to the UN’s Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on Russia, IDMC highlights problems IDPs face with discrimination, housing and social security.

03 May 2010 | Human Rights Mechanism

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Russian Federation: Monitoring of IDPs and returnees still needed

At least 80,000 people are still internally displaced in Russia, more than 15 years after they were first forced to flee their homes. While large-scale hostilities ended several years ago, violence is still extensive in the North Caucasus and human rights abuses continue with perpetrators enjoying impunity. The economy is improving in Chechnya and reconstruction has brought impressive results in Grozny, but corruption and weak local governance continue to delay full recovery.

12 October 2009 | Country Profile

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UPR Submission Russian Federation 2009

Internal displacement in Russia is largely a result of armed violence and conflict. Current figures on the number of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Russia range from 82,000 to 137,000 people.

16 February 2009 | Human Rights Mechanism

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Russian Federation: Displaced people still struggling to lead a normal life

Up to 136,000 people remain displaced in Russia more than fifteen years after the beginning of armed conflict in the republics of the north Caucasus. Hundreds of thousands of people fled their homes as a result of an inter-ethnic conflict in North Ossetia in 1992 and separatist and counter-terrorist conflicts in Chechnya in 1994 and 1999.

12 November 2008 | Country Profile

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Struggling to integrate: Displaced people from Chechnya living in other areas of the Russian Federation

This report focuses on the situation of internally displaced people (IDPs) from the Chechen Republic living outside of the north Caucasus. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) visited the Russian Federation in March 2008, and interviewed IDPs of various ethnic backgrounds and their legal representatives in seven locations.

30 June 2008 | Country Profile

Struggling to integrate: Displaced people from Chechnya living in other areas of the Russian Federation

This report from IDMC focuses on the situation of internally displaced people (IDPs) from the Chechen Republic living outside of the north Caucasus.

01 June 2008 | Publication

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Russian Federation: Government efforts help only some IDPs rebuild their lives

Despite the efforts of the Russian government and the international community, more than 150,000 people remain displaced in Russia more than a decade after the beginning of armed conflict. Hundreds of thousands of people fled their homes as a result of an inter-ethnic conflict in North Ossetia in 1992 and separatist conflicts in Chechnya which started in 1994 and again in 1999.

13 August 2007 | Country Profile

An Uncertain Future: The Challenges of Return and Reintegration for Internally Displaced Persons in the North Caucasus

Report produced with the Russian Human Rights Centre assesses the implementation of the recommendations made by the UN Secretary-General's Representative on Internally Displaced Persons following in the Russian Federation.

01 October 2006 | Publication

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Russian Federation

The authorities in the Russian Federation continue to deprive the victims of displacement in the northern Caucasus of adequate protection. Two consecutive armed conflicts in Chechnya since 1994 have sent hundreds of thousands of civilians onto the roads fleeing large-scale violence and human rights abuses by security forces and Chechen rebel groups.

14 March 2005 | Country Profile

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Russian Federation: Government ignores its obligations towards IDPs

The authorities in the Russian Federation continue to deprive the victims of displacement in the northern Caucasus of adequate protection. Two consecutive armed conflicts in Chechnya since 1994 have sent hundreds of thousands of civilians onto the roads fleeing large-scale violence and human rights abuses by security forces and Chechen rebel groups.

14 March 2005 | Overview

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Russian Federation

Attempts by the Russian federal authorities to stabilise the military, political and socio-economic situation in Chechnya during 2003 have so far failed to reduce levels of violence in the province to allow for the safe return of the more than 200,000 people who remain internally displaced.

15 January 2004 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Russian Federation (March 2003)

Russia should stop pressing internally displaced persons (IDPs) to return to Chechnya, and hold its forces to account for rights violations in the war-torn republic. Chechen IDPs in Ingushetia have been under constant pressure from Russian and Ingush authorities to go back to Chechnya, where civilians have faced widespread violence and severe human rights violations.

10 March 2003 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Russian Federation (February 2003)

Displaced Chechens face mounting pressure to return to their homeland, despite widespread insecurity in the war-torn republic and Russian government promises not to force people back. Some 5,000 people have returned to Chechnya already this year under a new campaign by Chechen, Ingush and Moscow authorities to return all Chechens by the end of 2002. Several tent camps for displaced people have been closed down.

20 February 2003 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Russian Federation (October 2002)

Displaced Chechens face mounting pressure to return to their homeland, despite widespread insecurity in the war-torn republic and Russian government promises not to force people back. Some 5,000 people have returned to Chechnya already this year under a new campaign by Chechen, Ingush and Moscow authorities to return all Chechens by the end of 2002. Two tent camps for displaced people have been closed down.

28 October 2002 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Russian Federation (May 2002)

Existing data suggest that up to 460,000 persons are currently displaced in the Russian Federation as a result of armed conflict and violence in North Caucasus. The exact scope of internal displacement can, however, not be determined with precision. The vast majority of displaced persons have been forced to leave their homes in Chechnya, a region devastated by two conflicts in less than a decade.

29 May 2002 | Country Profile

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