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Iran (Islamic Republic of)

31 July 2012 | Country Profile Page

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Syria

31 July 2012 | Country Profile Page

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UPR Submission Israel 2012

Israel, as the occupying power of the Palestinian territories, is bound by International Humanitarian Law and has the obligation to administer the occupied territory to the benefit of the local Palestinian population and needs to put in place the necessary regulatory and administrative measures to ensure the right to an adequate standard of living for people under its control.

01 July 2012 | Human Rights Mechanism

Workshop report: Iraqi Protracted Displacement

This workshop organised by the RSC and IDMC aimed to provide a small forum for discussion on how policymakers, practitioners and researchers can contribute to ‘unlocking’ recurrent and protracted Iraqi displacement

02 April 2012 | Publication

IDMC

CERD Submission Israel 2012

Racial discrimination is manifest in Israeli policies and practices relating to housing, settlements and planning in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), including but not limited to demolitions of civilian property, forced evictions, land expropriation, settlement establishment and expansion, construction of the Wall, restricted access to services, and settler violence.

01 January 2012 | Human Rights Mechanism

IDMC

Syria: State policies and military actions continue to threaten further displacement

Since 2005, internal displacement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories has largely been the result of house demolitions and land confiscation by the government of Israel in connection with the construction of the West Bank Wall.

11 November 2011 | Overview

Many IDPs return but concerns persist for certain displaced groups

The armed conflict in Libya, which has led to the end of the 41-year rule of Muammar Qadhafi, has caused several waves of internal displacement

07 November 2011 | Overview

Response still centred on return despite increasing IDP demands for local integration

While Iraq is moving towards a development phase, new displacement still occurs and a large number of people have unmet needs

10 October 2011 | Overview

IDMC

Iraq: Response still centred on return despite increasing IDP demands for local integration

With the level of violence declining to levels unseen since the American-led intervention in 2003, Iraq is in 2011 moving away from an emergency situation to a development phase. However, new displacement still occurs and a large number of people have unmet humanitarian needs.

10 October 2011 | Country Profile

IDMC

Yemen: New displacement due to unrest, displacement due to Sa’ada conflict continues

In the wave of civil protests which have swept across the Middle East and North Africa, political instability and increasing violence involving the Yemeni government, protestors, rival tribal militias and militants have led to new waves of displacement in southern, central and northern areas of the country.

03 October 2011 | Overview

IDMC

CESCR Submission Israel 2011

Forced displacement in the oPt has manifested itself through Israeli policies of demolitions of civilian property, forced evictions, land expropriation, settlement establishment and expansion, construction of the Wall, restricted access to services, settler violence and military operations in all locations.

01 August 2011 | Human Rights Mechanism

No end to internal displacement

Forced displacement has consistently followed Israeli policies intended to acquire land, redefine demographic boundaries and divest Palestinians of ownership guaranteed under international law.

05 July 2011 | Overview

IDMC

Occupied Palestinian Territories: No end to internal displacement

The Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) has a long history of displacement, both as a cause and consequence of the Israeli-Palestinian/Arab conflict over land and resources. Forced displacement has consistently followed Israeli policies intended to acquire land, redefine demographic boundaries and divest Palestinians of ownership guaranteed under international law.

05 July 2011 | Country Profile

IDMC

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

IDMC

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya: Increasing reports of internal displacement

The continuing internal conflict in Libya started on 15 February when rioters in Benghazi demanded the end of the 41-year rule of Muammar Qadhafi. As of 14 April, repeated advances and retreats of both pro-Qadhafi and opposition forces had left cities and villages deserted, with civilians increasingly bearing the brunt of the combat.

21 April 2011 | Overview

IDMC

Lebanon: No new displacement but causes of past conflicts unresolved

In 2009 and 2010 no new internal displacements took place but a number of displacement situations persisted following three periods of conflict or violence.

30 December 2010 | Country Profile

IDMC

Political wrangling leaves around 2.8 million displaced Iraqis with no durable solutions in sight

Seven years after the March 2003 US-led invasion, Iraq remains deeply divided. Iraqis have been internally displaced in three periods: either under the former Ba’ath government; from the March 2003 invasion until the February 2006 Samarra bombing; and since then. Today, one in ten Iraqi is still internally displaced, totaling 2.8 million people.

14 December 2010 | Overview

IDMC

IDPs facing international neglect

Following intermittent clashes between Al-Houthi groups and the Yemeni government in July 2009, the situation in Sa’ada governorate escalated into open conflict in the sixth round of hostilities since 2004. Tens of thousands of people were displaced from Sa’ada and Amran governorates, adding to those displaced by previous rounds of fighting. For many, it was their second or third displacement over the last few years.

03 August 2010 | Overview

IDMC

Yemen: IDPs facing international neglect

Following intermittent clashes between Al-Houthi groups and the Yemeni government in July 2009, the situation in Sa’ada governorate escalated into open conflict in the sixth round of hostilities since 2004. Tens of thousands of people were displaced from Sa’ada and Amran governorates, adding to those displaced by previous rounds of fighting. For many, it was their second or third displacement over the last few years.

03 August 2010 | Country Profile

IDMC

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

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