Syria: No safe haven - A country on the move, a nation on the brink

When it reaches such dramatic scales, displacement disrupts the stable economic centres that people flee to, exacerbating existing tensions and fuelling more protests

17 August 2012 | Briefing Paper


Iraq: IDPs and their prospects for durable solutions

Briefing paper presented at the UNHCR annual consultations with non-governmental organisations, 28 – 30 June 2011, Geneva

30 June 2011 | Briefing Paper


Fallen off the agenda: More and better aid needed For iraq recovery

As foreign troops are withdrawing from Iraq and a new government is to be formed, Iraq finds itself entering a phase of transition. Attention is now turning to how the emerging Iraqi democracy and the future Iraqi government will be able to ensure long-term stability and sustainable recovery for the country.

01 July 2010 | Briefing Paper


Israel: End of Lebanon fighting allows displaced Israelis to go home

Several hundred thousand people fled northern Israel for the centre and south of the country during the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah which lasted from mid-July to mid-August 2006.

30 August 2006 | Briefing Paper


Lebanon: Key protection needs remain among conflict-affected communities, despite cessation in hostilities

Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese displaced by Israeli military operations and fight-ing between Israel and Hezbollah returned to their homes following the entry into force of a ceasefire on 14 August 2006.

30 August 2006 | Briefing Paper


Lebanon: Israeli military operations continue to cause largescale displacement

Large numbers of people continue to flee their homes every day, as Israel’s military operations in Lebanon have been going on unabated. Israel says that the operations and the air, sea and land blockade on the country are in retaliation for the abduction of two soldiers which occurred during border clashes between Hezbollah and Israeli troops.

27 July 2006 | Briefing Paper


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