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Guatemala: Internal displacement in brief

The conflict ended in 1996 and left between 500,000 and 1.5 million people internally displaced, with many in the shanty towns of the capital Guatemala City

31 December 2011 | Summary

Improved government response yet to have impact for IDPs

Colombia’s government has changed its discourse in favour of those who have suffered human rights violations within the country. However, it is yet to translate this into effective action

29 December 2011 | Overview

IDMC

Colombia: Property restitution in sight but integration still distant (December 2011)

Colombia’s government, led since 2010 by President Juan Manuel Santos, has changed its discourse in favour of those who have suffered human rights violations due the conflict and violence within the country.

29 December 2011 | Country Profile

Displacement due to criminal and communal violence

Instances of mass displacement have been recorded in Tamaulipas, Michoacán and Guerrero states

25 November 2011 | Overview

IDMC

Mexico: Displacement due to criminal and communal violence

There are currently several situations of internal displacement in Mexico. Possibly the largest has been caused since 2007 by the violence of drug cartels and the government’s military response. This has caused displacement in the states of Chihuahua, Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Durango, Guerrero, Sinaloa and Michoacán.

25 November 2011 | Country Profile

IDMC

Property restitution in sight but integration still distant

Threats, assassinations, massacres, forced recruitment, and forced disappearances perpetrated by numerous illegal armed groups, and armed confrontations between these groups and government forces, continue to force Colombians to flee their homes, mostly from rural areas.

05 September 2011 | Overview

IDMC

Colombia: Property restitution in sight but integration still distant (September 2011)

Threats, assassinations, massacres, forced recruitment, and forced disappearances perpetrated by numerous illegal armed groups, and armed confrontations between these groups and government forces, continue to force Colombians to flee their homes, mostly from rural areas.

05 September 2011 | Country Profile

IDMC

Government response improves but still fails to meet needs of growing IDP population

Colombia’s long-standing internal armed conflict and the human rights abuses perpetrated by combatants and illegal armed groups had by 2010 caused the displacement of 3.4 million people according to the government, and over 4.9 million people according to the reliable non-governmental Observatory on Human Rights and Displacement (CODHES).

10 December 2010 | Overview

IDMC

Briefing paper on forced displacement in Mexico due to drug cartel violence

In 2006, the Mexican government of Felipe Calderón launched a military offensive against the country’s drug cartels. The intervention of the armed forces in cornering rival groups reportedly sparked vicious turf wars over previously agreed trafficking routes.

01 December 2010 | Briefing Paper

Building momentum for land restoration: Towards property restitution for IDPs in Colombia

IDMC reports on ongoing land disputes and issues involving property restitution for IDPs in Colombia.

01 November 2010 | Publication

IDMC

Limited response to displacement following local and regional conflicts

Mexico’s southern states of Chiapas, Oaxaca and Guerrero have witnessed forced internal displacement caused by a number of insurgencies seeking cultural and territorial autonomy and by national security forces using repressive measures to defeat them.

23 December 2009 | Overview

IDMC

Mexico: Limited response to displacement following local and regional conflicts

Mexico’s southern states of Chiapas, Oaxaca and Guerrero have witnessed forced internal displacement caused by a number of insurgencies seeking cultural and territorial autonomy and by national security forces using repressive measures to defeat them.

23 December 2009 | Country Profile

IDMC

Guatemala: Violence and inequality still blocking solutions for IDPs

Structural inequality, restricted political participation and discriminatory state policies are at the core of Guatemala’s challenges today as they were 50 years ago when its war started. 14 years have passed since the signing of the peace accord which marked the end of the country’s conflict and promised durable solutions for those people displaced.

08 December 2009 | Country Profile

Violence and inequality still blocking solutions for IDPs

Many of the country’s IDPs have returned or resettled, but they continue to face poverty and new struggles to access land

08 December 2009 | Overview

IDMC

HR Committee Task Force Submission Colombia 2009

The internal displacement crisis has to date affected 3,115,266 people according to the Government’s registry,1 and 4,628,882 according to a reliable non-governmental source. In 2008 alone, 380,863 people (or 76,172 families) were newly displaced. Internal displacement takes a heavier toll on the most vulnerable segments of the population.

30 October 2009 | Human Rights Mechanism

IDMC

Conflict Beyond Borders: Humanitarian Impact of the Colombian Conflict in Ecuador

In March, 2008, the Colombian armed forces attacked a FARC camp located in the Ecuadorian province of Sucumbíos. This attack resulted in the death of FARC’s second in command, Raúl Reyes.

10 October 2009 | Briefing Paper

IDMC

New displacement continues, response still ineffective

The protracted internal armed conflict in Colombia had to May 2009 displaced almost 3.1 million people according to the government, and over 4.6 million people according to a re-liable non-governmental source.

03 July 2009 | Overview

IDMC

Colombia: New displacement continues, response still ineffective

The protracted internal armed conflict in Colombia had to May 2009 displaced almost 3.1 million people according to the government, and over 4.6 million people according to a reliable non-governmental source. Nevertheless, under-registration in the government’s system remains pervasive.

03 July 2009 | Country Profile

IDMC

CESCR Submission Colombia 2009

In the list of issues for the last review of Colombia’s fulfillment of the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural rights, which took place in 2001,1 the Committee raised the situation of internally displaced persons as an independent, standalone issue under the general information heading.

29 May 2009 | Human Rights Mechanism

Reparations begin but IDPs excluded

Some 5,000 IDPs have been registered in the registry, despite an excessive burden of proof placed on applicants, yet not one of them has received reparations benefits

08 January 2009 | Overview

IDMC

Peru: Reparations begin but IDPs excluded

Eight years after the internal armed conflict in Peru ended, most internally displaced people (IDPs) have returned to their places of origin or have resettled elsewhere. According to a 2007 government ministry estimate, 150,000 people remained in the urban centres where they arrived after being forcibly displaced.

08 January 2009 | Country Profile

IDMC

Rate of new displacement highest in two decades

The protracted internal armed conflict in Colombia had by June 2008 displaced 2,649,139 people according to the government, and 4,361,355 people according to a reliable non-governmental source. An alarming trend of rising internal displacement has been registered since 2006, and the highest rate of displacement in 23 years was recorded in the first semester of 2008.

17 October 2008 | Overview

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