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Pakistan: solutions to displacement elusive for both new and protracted IDPs

As of July 2015, there were more than 1.8 million people displaced by insurgency, counter-insurgency and other related violence in Pakistan.

24 August 2015 | Overview

Indonesia: Concerted efforts needed to find solutions for protracted IDPs

Following Indonesia’s tumultuous transition to democracy most IDPs have returned. However, an estimated 31,440 people continue to live in protracted displacement with outstanding needs.

11 August 2015 | Overview

Afghanistan: New and long-term IDPs risk becoming neglected as conflict intensifies

At least 948,000 people currently live in internal displacement as a result of conflict and violence in Afghanistan, including 103,000 displaced in the first six months of 2015.

16 July 2015 | Overview

Countrywide response urgently required to address chronic internal displacement

This report examines displacement across India resulting from armed conflict and inter-communal violence for which a comprehensive national response is urgently needed.

20 April 2015 | Overview

Philippines: long-term recovery challenges remain in the wake of massive displacement

In the wake of large-scale displacement resulting both from conflict and disasters, there is a need to ensure comprehensive solutions that address the long-term recovery challenges of IDPs.

10 February 2015 | Overview

Bangladesh: comprehensive response required to complex displacement crisis

In the Chittagong Hill Tracts and elsewhere in Bangladesh, IDPs as a result of conflict, inter-communal violence, disasters, climate change and development projects need assistance and protection.

19 January 2015 | Overview

Papua New Guinea: invisible and neglected protracted displacement

Most of the estimated 22,500 people displaced in Papua New Guinea are living in protracted displacement, having fled their homes between four and ten years ago by ethnic conflicts or natural hazards.

11 December 2014 | Overview

Myanmar: comprehensive solutions needed for recent and long-term IDPs alike

Recent IDPs in Myanmar’s Rakhine, Kachin and northern Shan states as well as long-term IDPs in the south-east require different kinds of assistance and protection.

01 July 2014 | Overview

As humanitarian space shrinks, IDP policy must be implemented

Implementation of Afghanistan’s National IDP Policy is critical to addressing the chronic and acute needs of IDPs in a shrinking humanitarian space.

19 June 2014 | Overview

Indonesia: durable solutions needed for protracted IDPs as new displacement occurs in Papua

IDMC explains why up to fifteen years after their displacement tens of thousands of IDPs are still struggling to rebuild their lives.

13 May 2014 | Overview

Almost five years of peace but tens of thousands of war-displaced still without solution

Up to 90,000 of the over 800,000 people forced to flee during Sri Lanka’s civil war (1983- 2009) remain internally displaced, with tens of thousands more having returned home only to face a number of barriers to long-term solutions.

04 February 2014 | Overview

Comprehensive response to wave of displacement crises needed

With the Philippines experiencing three major natural disasters as well as ongoing fighting between the government and armed groups, a more comprehensive response is needed.

09 December 2013 | Overview

Massive new displacement and falling returns require rights-based response

Counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations and violent clashes between non-state armed groups continue to lead to major, rapid movements of internally displaced people in the north-west

12 June 2013 | Overview

Comprehensive response urgently required as displacement crisis worsens

As international troops prepare to leave , more than half a million Afghans are estimated to be internally displaced

25 March 2013 | Overview

A hidden displacement crisis

Among those registered as having returned, many have not been able to achieve a durable solution but continue to face difficulties in accessing basic necessities, in rebuilding their livelihoods, and in exercising their civil rights

31 October 2012 | Overview

Unresolved property issues and IDP policy hiatus undermine search for durable solutions

A national IDP policy was promulgated in 2007 but has failed to meet its objective to ensure protection and assistance to all people displaced by conflict

11 April 2012 | Overview

IDMC

Afghanistan: Durable solutions far from reach amid escalating conflict

More than ten years after the fall of the Taliban, Afghanistan´s transition towards peace and stability remains far from complete. Decades of armed conflict, natural disasters and extreme weather have had a devastating effect on Afghan society, causing significant civilian casualties, widespread destruction of property and infrastructure and numerous waves of displacement.

09 April 2012 | Overview

IDMC

Displacement caused by conflict and natural disasters, achievements and challenges

Pakistan has faced a series of displacement crises due to natural disasters and armed conflict in recent years. 19 million people have been displaced by earthquakes and flooding and over five million by armed conflict over the past seven years.

10 January 2012 | Overview

Progress on internal displacement response needed

Most IDPs who are unable to return home cite a combination of insecurity and a lack of guarantees for political activity as their main obstacles

30 December 2011 | Overview

Durable solutions remain elusive for many IDPs while thousands are newly displaced by military operations in Papua

After the government wound up its IDP strategy in 2004, people displaced by conflict were no longer recognised as a vulnerable group deserving specific attention

22 December 2011 | Overview

Buddhist minority declines the 'deep south' due to protracted armed conflict

Buddhist civilians targeted by the insurgents because of their real or perceived association with the Thai state have fled their homes in large numbers

15 November 2011 | Overview

Displacement continues in context of armed conflict

People displaced due to conflict in Myanmar lack access to food, clean water, health care, education and livelihoods.

19 July 2011 | Overview

Durable solutions still out of sight for many IDPs and returnees in Mindanao

IDPs face a wide range of physical threats and restrictions to their freedom of movement, and often live in life-threatening conditions.

10 June 2011 | Overview

IDMC

Pakistan: Returns continue in some areas but comprehensive IDP policy needed

The population of north-west Pakistan has suffered conflict-induced displacement for the past seven years, with the phenomenon reaching its peak in 2009 when there were more than three million internally displaced people (IDPs) in the region.

31 May 2011 | Overview

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