Briefing paper on forced displacement in Mexico due to drug cartel violence

In 2006, the Mexican government of Felipe Calderón launched a military offensive against the country’s drug cartels. The intervention of the armed forces in cornering rival groups reportedly sparked vicious turf wars over previously agreed trafficking routes.

01 December 2010 | Briefing Paper


Georgia: Towards Durable Solutions for IDPs

With the adoption of the State Strategy for Internally Displaced Persons-Persecuted (IDPs) in 2007, the government of Georgia exhibited a policy shift. While continuing to maintain return as a settlement option for IDPs, the strategy also supports the integration of IDPs at their current residence.

01 September 2010 | Briefing Paper


Russian Federation: IDPs still face challenges related to their displacement

In Chechnya, armed violence and two rounds of conflict between separatists and government forces, first between 1994 and 1996 and then again since 1999, have caused some 800,000 people to flee their homes.

01 August 2010 | Briefing Paper


Southern Sudan: Overcoming obstacles to durable solutions now – building stability for the future

After two and a half decades of war, the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) between the Government of the Republic of the Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army brought relative peace to Southern Sudan and provided the opportunity for some reconstruction.

01 August 2010 | Briefing Paper


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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