Since 2005, 197,000 people have been internally displaced in the Central African Republic (CAR) due to the armed conflict between the government of François Bozizé and various rebel groups, and because of serious human rights abuses by road bandits known as Zaraguina or coupeurs de route who take advantage of instability, lawlessness and insufficient security provided by the state.
01 November 2008 | Human Rights Mechanism
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 2008 | Human Rights Mechanism
At least 480,000 people are currently internally displaced in Sri Lanka due to the conflict between government forces and the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Historical divisions between the Sinhalese majority and Tamil minority in Sri Lanka have led to the 25-year civil war, which has caused 70,000 deaths and the large-scale displacement.
01 February 2008 | Human Rights Mechanism