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Internal displacement in Iraq

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Internal displacement in Syria

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Iraq

Decades of conflict and human rights abuses have caused the displacement of more than a million people within Iraq. The majority of internally displaced people (IDPs) were forcibly displaced under the previous regime, which targeted communities perceived to be in political opposition as well as using forcible displacement as one of its tactics to strengthen control of resource-rich areas. Prior to the United Statesled invasion of Iraq in March 2003 that led to the toppling of Saddam Hussein’s regime, it is estimated that some 800,000 people were displaced in the north and centre, mainly Kurds, but also Assyrians and Turkmen

11 July 2005 | Country Profile

IDMC

Iraq: Insecurity and lack of shelter exacerbate internal displacement crisis

Decades of conflict and human rights abuses have caused the displacement of more than a million people within Iraq. The majority of internally displaced people (IDPs) were forcibly displaced under the previous regime, which targeted communities perceived to be in political opposition as well as using forcible displacement as one of its tactics to strengthen control of resource-rich areas.

11 July 2005 | Overview

IDMC

Profile of Internal Displacement: Israel

Tens of thousands of Arab villagers became displaced within Israel on the destruction of their communities during the 1948 war between the new State of Israel and its Arab neighbours. Among them, the Bedouin suffered several further waves of displacement after the war, and continue to live in particular hardship. The displaced – including their descendents – now represent about one quarter of the over one million Arab citizens of Israel. Many of them still hope to return to their original homes.

02 June 2005 | Country Profile

IDMC

Displaced Arabs have little grounds for optimism, despite small Bedouin success

Tens of thousands of Arab villagers became displaced within Israel on the destruction of their communities during the 1948 war between the new State of Israel and its Arab neighbours. Among them, the Bedouin suffered several further waves of internal displacement after the war, and continue to live in particular hardship.

02 June 2005 | Overview

IDMC

Syria: No political solution in sight for Golan’s displaced

Little international attention has been paid to the tens of thousands of Syrian Arabs displaced from the Golan Heights more than 38 years ago. They left their homes in disputed circumstances during the Six-Day War in 1967, when Israel seized the Golan Heights, a strategic narrow stretch of land overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Sea of Galilee.

14 April 2005 | Overview

IDMC

Profile in Internal Displacement: Syrian Arab Republic

Little international attention has been paid to the tens of thousands of Syrian Arabs displaced from the Golan Heights more than 38 years ago. They left their homes in disputed circumstances during the Six-Day War in 1967, when Israel seized the Golan Heights, a strategic narrow stretch of land overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Sea of Galilee. The area was formally annexed by Israel in 1981.

14 April 2005 | Country Profile

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