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Profile of Internal Displacement: Bangladesh

More than 500,000 people may be internally displaced in Bangladesh due to conflict over land and religious persecution. The majority (estimates range between 60,000 to 500,000) remains displaced in the aftermath of a 25-year long armed conflict in the Chittagong Hill Tracts in the southeastern part of Bangladesh.

01 December 2003 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Indonesia (November 2003)

With the exception of the province of Aceh where in May 2003 the government launched a huge military operation and imposed martial law, most of Indonesia’s former hot spots are now in a post-conflict recovery phase. The crackdown in Aceh, which ended a five month-long peace agreement with rebels from the Free Aceh Movement (GAM), has led to the government effectively sealing off the province to foreign aid workers.

13 November 2003 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: India

At least 650,000 persons are internally displaced in India due to conflicts in the states of Jammu and Kashmir, Gujarat and the North-East. There has also been incidents of communal violence in Kerala which has led to temporary displacement.

27 October 2003 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Nepal (October 2003)

A ceasefire agreement signed between the monarchic government and Maoist rebels at the start of 2003, crumbled after peace talks broke down in August and fighting resumed. Since the conflict started in the mid-1990s, hundreds of thousands people have been uprooted across the country.

10 October 2003 | Country Profile

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Nepal: A hidden IDP crisis

A ceasefire agreement signed between the monarchic government and Maoist rebels at the start of 2003, crumbled after peace talks broke down in August and fighting resumed. Since the conflict started in the mid-1990s, hundreds of thousands people have been uprooted across the country.

10 October 2003 | Overview

Protecting internally displaced persons in the OSCE area: A neglected commitment

IDMC regional report outlines plight of three million displaced people in Europe and Central Asia forced from their homes as a result of armed conflicts or human rights violations still wait for durable solutions.

01 October 2003 | Publication

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Sri Lanka: Profile of Internal Displacement (September 2003)

More than 300,000 people, out of a total displaced population of 800,000, have returned home since a ceasefire ended 20 years of hostilities in 2002. Despite the ceasefire, however, many remain displaced, while many of those who have been able to return have not done so in safety and dignity. Returning IDPs face safety threats, property dispossession, landlessness and a lack of basic infrastructure and basic services.

16 September 2003 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Philippines

Hundreds of thousands of civilians in the Philippines have this year been forced to leave their homes and livelihoods, once again displaced by the fighting between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

13 August 2003 | Country Profile

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Philippines: Insecurity and insufficient assistance hampers return

Hundreds of thousands of civilians in the Philippines have this year been forced to leave their homes and livelihoods, once again displaced by the fighting between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

13 August 2003 | Overview

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Turkmenistan

Since 2002, President Saparmurat Niyazov has increased Turkmenistan’s international isolation by making forced relocation an official means of oppression of those he views as disloyal to his regime. With the adoption of special decrees in November 2002 and January 2003, internal displacement has become a serious threat to the ethnic Uzbek minority in the country.

21 July 2003 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Uzbekistan

Approximately 3,000 persons remain displaced as of 2003, as a result of forced transfer from their villages along the border with Tajikistan by the government of Uzbekistan. Since their displacement in 2000, these people have been living in destitute villages which the government has hastily put up for their relocation.

03 July 2003 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Afghanistan

Insecurity and lack of assistance are major constraints to IDP return. Continued instability, poor economic progress and harsh living conditions have meant the huge wave of IDPs returning home in 2002 has not been sustained in the first half of this year.

01 July 2003 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Indonesia (May 2003)

Despite persistent tension in Indonesia's conflict areas, large numbers of displaced people have returned to their homes since mid-2002 owing to relative stability in the country. The total number of IDPs is now 700,000, down from an estimated 1.3 million in summer 2002. The returnees are struggling to rebuild their lives, while many others displaced cannot return due to continued insecurity.

21 May 2003 | Country Profile

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Nepal: Displaced and ignored

More than 100,000 people have been internally displaced in Nepal in the last two years; but these internally displaced people (IDPs) remain largely unrecognised, receiving little assistance to cope with their displacement.

16 April 2003 | Overview

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Nepal (April 2003)

More than 100,000 people have been internally displaced in Nepal in the last two years; but these internally displaced people (IDPs) remain largely unrecognised, receiving little assistance to cope with their displacement.

16 April 2003 | Country Profile

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Sri Lanka: Profile of Internal Displacement (January 2003)

After more than 20 years of a civil war, which has caused the death of more than 64,000 people and displaced over a million people inside and outside the country, Sri Lanka now appears to have firmly set its course on peace and reconciliation.

02 January 2003 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Pakistan

As of June 2002 it was reported that about 45,000 people had become internally displaced in the southern part of Pakistani controlled Kashmir as a result of the dramatic military build-up on both sides of the Line of Control (LOC) that divides Kashmir between Pakistan and India.

01 January 2003 | Country Profile

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