Briefing paper presented at the UNHCR annual consultations with non-governmental organisations, 28 – 30 June 2011, Geneva
30 June 2011 | Briefing Paper
Extreme, sudden-onset weather events - primarily floods and storms - displaced more than 38 million people worldwide in 20101. The devastating floods in Pakistan, caused by unusually heavy monsoon rains in July and August, accounted for 11 million. The rains brought flooding to as much as a fifth of Pakistan’s national territory, which affected more than 10 per cent of the country's population of 181 million.
01 June 2011 | Briefing Paper
Of the approximately four million people internally displaced by the civil war, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has estimated that from the 2005 signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) until the end of 2009, over two million returned to Southern Sudan and to the region of Southern Kordofan, including the Abyei area.
30 May 2011 | Briefing Paper
Preventing future displacement of the civilian population in DRC and ensuring durable solutions to those who have been displaced has been recognized by UNSC Resolution 1925 as crucial to ensure sustainable peace and security in the country.
01 May 2011 | Briefing Paper
When Côte d’Ivoire’s 2010 post-electoral crisis broke out, the country had been trying to secure peace and stability since civil war erupted in September 2002. While a number of the humanitarian problems from that period had been addressed by the end of 2010, there were still populations with outstanding protection needs.
04 April 2011 | Briefing Paper