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UPR Submission Philippines 2007

The Philippines is one of the countries most prone to natural disaster in the world, with hundreds of thousands of people displaced each year by floods, storms, earthquakes or volcanoes. Development projects such as mines, roads or hydro-electric dams are also major causes of displacement in the country, mainly affecting poor and indigenous populations.

01 November 2007 | Human Rights Mechanism

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UPR Submission India 2007

At least 600,000 people are displaced in India for reasons related to conflict and localized violence. Millions of people have also been displaced as a result of development projects and natural disasters.

01 November 2007 | Human Rights Mechanism

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CESCR Submission Philippines 2007

The concerns raised in this submission relate to direct and indirect impact of internal displacement on the opportunity to enjoy economic and social rights of displaced people in the Philippines. They concern the right to an adequate standard of living, health, education, work and non-discrimination.

01 October 2007 | Human Rights Mechanism

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Civilians in the way of conflict: Displaced people in Sri Lanka

Since mid-2006, a dramatic escalation in the civil war in Sri Lanka between government forces and the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has resulted in over 4,000 deaths and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people. The latest phase of the 24-year conflict has also prolonged the misery of large numbers of civilians already displaced by the conflict between 1983 and 2002, and by the December 2004 tsunami.

26 September 2007 | Country Profile

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Timor-Leste: Unfulfilled protection and assistance needs hamper the return of the displaced

More than a year after riots and fighting rocked Timor-Leste and sent over 150,000 people to seek refuge, the majority of the internally displaced people (IDPs) are still unable or unwilling to return, and remain in camps in and around the capital, Dili, or hosted by friends and families in Dili and in the districts.

07 September 2007 | Country Profile

IDMC

Timor-Leste: Unfulfilled protection and assistance needs hamper the return of the displace

More than a year after riots and fighting rocked Timor-Leste and sent over 150,000 people to seek refuge, the majority of the internally displaced people (IDPs) are still unable or unwilling to return, and remain in camps in and around the capital, Dili, or hosted by friends and families in Dili and in the districts.

07 September 2007 | Overview

Civilians in the way of conflict: Displaced people in Sri Lanka

The following report aims to explore the issues faced by IDPs in Sri Lanka in more detail, with information gained by IDMC during a fact-finding mission in 2007

01 September 2007 | Publication

IDMC

India: Large numbers of IDPs are unassisted and in need of protection

Civilians have fled fighting and have sometimes been directly targeted by militant groups in Kashmir, the North-East and in several states of eastern and central India. Insurgency and retaliatory operations by security forces are the major immediate cause of conflict-related displacement in India.

03 May 2007 | Country Profile

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Large numbers of IDPs are unassisted and in need of protection

Civilians have fled fighting and have sometimes been directly targeted by militant groups in Kashmir, the North-East and in several states of eastern and central India. Insurgency and retaliatory operations by security forces are the major immediate cause of conflict-related displacement in India.

03 May 2007 | Overview

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CESCR Submission Nepal 2007

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), established in 1998 by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), monitors conflict-induced internal displacement worldwide. The Geneva-based Centre runs an online database providing comprehensive and regularly updated information and analysis on internal displacement in more than 50 countries.

01 April 2007 | Human Rights Mechanism

IDMC

A worsening crisis of internal displacement

The situation of internal displacement in Burma continues to worsen despite increased pressure on the military government to end its blatant human rights abuses and to allow humanitarian access to conflict-affected populations.

28 March 2007 | Overview

IDMC

Myanmar (Burma): A worsening crisis of internal displacement

The situation of internal displacement in Burma continues to worsen despite increased pressure on the military government to end its blatant human rights abuses and to allow humanitarian access to conflict-affected populations.

28 March 2007 | Country Profile

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More attention needed on protection of IDPs

An estimated 100,000 people were displaced from their homes in the Philippines during 2006 as a result of armed conflict and human right abuses.

14 March 2007 | Overview

IDMC

Philippines: More attention needed on protection of IDPs

An estimated 100,000 people were displaced from their homes in the Philippines during 2006 as a result of armed conflict and human right abuses. The main displacement movements occurred in the southernmost island of Mindanao where, in two separate incidents, close to 70,000 people were forced from their homes in Maguindanao province following clashes between Muslim separatist rebels and security forces.

14 March 2007 | Country Profile

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