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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Ethno-political agendas still prolonging displacement

Ethnic divisions are still prolonging internal displacement in Bosnia and Herzegovina nearly twenty years after the war ended despite massive international assistance over that period.

19 November 2014 | Overview

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Internal displacement as of 14 november 2014

This map shows the internal displacement in Bosnia and Herzegovina as of November 2014

19 November 2014 | Map

Time to act: Internal displacement on the rise in Ukraine

In Ukraine, more than 417,000 people have had to flee their homes since March 2014. As the length of time in displacement increases, so do the basic needs of IDPs.

22 October 2014 | Briefing Paper

Written statement to the UPR pre-session: Internal displacement in Bosnia and Herzegovina

IDMC's written statement to the UPR pre-session on Bosnia and Herzegovina, highlighting outstanding protection needs of IDPs in protracted displacement with recommendations to the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

09 October 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

Floods cause new displacement in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Severe flooding and landslides have caused over two billion euros in damages in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Losses have resulted in heightened vulnerability of IDPs, returnees and Roma.

05 September 2014 | Blog Post

Submission to the European Commission on Bosnia and Herzegovina (supplement to information submitted on 21 May 2014)

IDMC’s submission to the European Commission on Bosnia and Herzegovina, supplementary information to the May 2014 submission including displacement as a result of floods and landslides

21 August 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

Divided and displaced in Ukraine: two groups facing two different futures?

IDPs from Crimea and eastern Ukraine facing distinct outstanding needs flee their homes for different reasons, as resources of host communities and volunteers near exhaustion.

15 August 2014 | Blog Post

Born in displacement: Challenges in assisting and protecting descendants of internally displaced people

Are children born to IDPs also IDPs? If so, until when? IDMC discusses the risks and issues surrounding children born in displacement

27 June 2014 | Publication

Q&A: If born in displacement, are you automatically an IDP?

IDMC attempts to unpack the question: are children born to internally displaced people (IDPs) themselves IDPs, and what are the impacts?

27 June 2014 | Blog Post

Submission to the European Commission on Bosnia and Herzegovina

In a submission to the European Commission on Bosnia and Herzegovina, IDMC raises outstanding protection issues for IDPs, including Roma IDPs.

21 May 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

Submission to the European Commission on Serbia

In a submission to the European Commission on Serbia, IDMC raises outstanding protection issues for IDPs.

21 May 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

Submission to the European Commission on Kosovo

In a submission to the European Commission on Serbia, IDMC raises outstanding protection issues for IDPs

21 May 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

IDMC’s annual flagship report reveals record breaking IDP figures for second year running

IDMC reveals 33.3 million people were internally displaced by conflict in 2013, with a full 63% in just 5 countries.

14 May 2014 | Blog Post

Azerbaijan: After more than 20 years, IDPs still urgently need policies to support full integration

IDMC explains how IDPs in Azerbaijan are blocked from full integration because displacement is still largely considered 'temporary' two decades after the conflict.

26 March 2014 | Overview

Can Azerbaijan solve internal displacement in Europe?

IDMC calls on Azerbaijan to use its upcoming tenure at the Council of Europe to resolve displacement for Europe's 2.3 million IDPs.

26 March 2014 | Blog Post

Internal displacement in Azerbaijan

Internally displaced people in Azerbaijan originally fled Nagorno-Karabakh and seven surrounding districts.

26 March 2014 | Map

CESCR Submission Serbia 2014

In this submission to the UN’s Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, IDMC provides information on self-determination and children while urging the Committee to ensure progressive realization of IDPs’ rights.

14 March 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

UPR Submission Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014

In this submission to the UN’s Universal Periodic Review on Bosnia and Herzegovina, IDMC provides information and recommendations on discrimination of IDPs, as well as their rights to social security, housing, property and education.

14 March 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

CCPR submission Kyrgyzstan 2014

In this submission to the UN’s Human Rights Committee on Kyrgyzstan, IDMC outlines issues of discrimination, treatment before the law and courts and public participation which are preventing achievement of durable solutions.

13 February 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

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

IDP rights in Kosovo and Serbia should be a key consideration for EU membership talks

As Serbia begins accession talks with the EU, IDMC highlights how the recent local elections in Kosovo signal a positive step forward for marginalised internally displaced (IDP) communities, and calls on the EU to consider the plight of IDPs when assessing suitability of EU membership.

24 January 2014 | Blog Post

Submission for the EU-Azerbaijan Human Rights Consultations

In this submission for the EU-Azerbaijan Human Rights Consultations, IDMC highlights problems that IDPs face with employment, housing, health care, education and public participation.

14 January 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

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