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Unknown numbers of IDPs still need humanitarian assistance as well as support for long-term durable solutions

A significant proportion of IDPs would choose to integrate in the place they were displaced to, but their lack of security of tenure presents a major obstacle to this

20 December 2011 | Overview

IDMC

Official acknowledgment of displacement yet to be translated into strategies for durable solutions

Hundreds of thousands of people in Zimbabwe remain internally displaced as a result of government policies and actions. The two largest groups of internally displaced people (IDPs) are farm workers and their families who have been displaced as a result of the fast-track land reform programme and people displaced as a result of arbitrary evictions in Zimbabwe’s towns and cities.

21 May 2010 | Overview

IDMC

New evictions likely as humanitarian crisis worsens

In May 2005, the Zimbabwean government initiated an extraordinary campaign of forced evictions and demolitions resulting in the internal displacement of an estimated 570,000 people, many of whom remain in transit camps and have limited access to assistance.

20 August 2007 | Overview

IDMC

Government obstructs humanitarian access to displaced as new evictions loom

In May 2005, the Zimbabwean government initiated an extraordinary campaign of forced evictions and demolitions resulting in the internal displacement of an estimated 570,000 people, many of whom remain in transit camps and have limited access to assistance. The campaign, known as Operation Murambatsivina, or Operation Restore Order, targeted informal settlements and business structures in urban areas throughout the country.

05 May 2006 | Overview

IDMC

Zimbabwe: A hidden displacement crisis

Internal displacement in Zimbabwe – once the second richest country in sub-Saharan Africa – has been caused by various internal and external factors that have since the late 1990s assured the country’s severe economic and social decline. Population movements have become an increasingly visible and common reality against a backdrop of political violence and a critical humanitarian situation.

08 September 2004 | Overview

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