More than 1 million internally displaced people (IDPs) returned to their areas of origin in Angola following the ceasefire in April 2002. Many more of the remaining 2.8 million IDPs are expected to follow in 2003. Yet returning IDPs face ongoing human rights abuses and grim humanitarian conditions. Those IDPs returning to areas without humanitarian support and with no basic social services in place will be among the most vulnerable populations in 2003.
18 February 2003 | Country Profile
Many thousands of people have been temporarily displaced in recent months by fighting between the Burundian government and two armed Hutu rebel groups. Up to 100,000 people are being displaced each month in worst affected areas, many of them moving from hilltop to hilltop in search of safety. Temporarily displaced people, most of them women and children, are among the most vulnerable people in Burundi.
05 February 2003 | Country Profile
The determination of the international community in implementing the right to return of the displaced persons and refugees in Bosnia and Herzegovina has paid off. The constant pressure on the local actors has finally opened the door to the return of displaced persons to areas dominated by hostile nationalist forces, particularly since 2000.
31 January 2003 | Country Profile
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
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
IDMC Global IDP Project's Appeal for the year 2003.
01 January 2003 | Publication