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An Uncertain Future: The Challenges of Return and Reintegration for Internally Displaced Persons in the North Caucasus

Report produced with the Russian Human Rights Centre assesses the implementation of the recommendations made by the UN Secretary-General's Representative on Internally Displaced Persons following in the Russian Federation.

01 October 2006 | Publication

Quarterly Update July - September 2006

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) between 1 July and 30 September 2006.

30 September 2006 | Publication

IDMC

Profile of Internal Displacement: Ethiopia

A border dispute between Eritrea and Ethiopia in the Badme area escalated into a major military confrontation in May 1998. Since then the war has been characterised by months of relative quiet interrupted by renewed fighting. Intense fighting took place in particular during February 1999 causing waves of people to flee the border areas.

26 September 2006 | Country Profile

IDMC

Senegal: New fighting threatens return of remaining IDPs

Despite the scarcity of information on the numbers, it is estimated that during 2005 more than 65 percent of the people displaced from their homes in the southern region of Casamance were able to return.

25 September 2006 | Overview

IDMC

Heightened risk of violence and displacement ahead of 2007 elections

Ethno-religious conflict is endemic in Nigeria, with at least 14,000 people killed and hundreds of thousands displaced since military rule ended in 1999. Since internal dis-placement in Nigeria is often short-term, and most IDPs seek refuge with host families, data on the scope of the problem is scarce and no accurate estimates of the current number of IDPs exist.

21 September 2006 | Overview

IDMC

Nigeria: Heightened risk of violence and displacement ahead of 2007 elections

Ethno-religious conflict is endemic in Nigeria, with at least 14,000 people killed and hundreds of thousands displaced since military rule ended in 1999. Since internal displacement in Nigeria is often short-term, and most IDPs seek refuge with host families, data on the scope of the problem is scarce and no accurate estimates of the current number of IDPs exist.

21 September 2006 | Country Profile

Displaced by the Wall: Forced displacement as a Result of the West Bank Wall and its Associated Regime

Report produced in conjunction with the Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights assesses the forced displacement of Palestinian communities as a result of the West Bank Wall and its regime.

01 September 2006 | Publication

IDMC

IDPs’ living conditions remain miserable, as national strategy is being developed

Tens of thousands of people displaced from Georgia's secessionist territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia have been living in limbo for more than a decade, waiting for an elusive solution to conflicts which broke out in the early 1990s. The majority of the 220,000-240,000 displaced have found refuge in the region bordering Abkhazia and in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi.

01 September 2006 | Overview

IDMC

Georgia: IDPs’ living conditions remain miserable, as national strategy is being developed

Tens of thousands of people displaced from Georgia's secessionist territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia have been living in limbo for more than a decade, waiting for an elusive solution to conflicts which broke out in the early 1990s.

01 September 2006 | Country Profile

IDMC

Israel: End of Lebanon fighting allows displaced Israelis to go home

Several hundred thousand people fled northern Israel for the centre and south of the country during the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah which lasted from mid-July to mid-August 2006.

30 August 2006 | Briefing Paper

IDMC

Lebanon: Key protection needs remain among conflict-affected communities, despite cessation in hostilities

Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese displaced by Israeli military operations and fight-ing between Israel and Hezbollah returned to their homes following the entry into force of a ceasefire on 14 August 2006.

30 August 2006 | Briefing Paper

IDMC

Slow IDP return to south while Darfur crisis continues unabated

More than one year after the signing of a Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) which ended 21 years of civil war between the central government and the southern-based Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army, there are still an estimated five million internally displaced people in Sudan, including 1.8 million from the separate conflict in the western Darfur region.

17 August 2006 | Overview

IDMC

Sudan: Slow IDP return to south while Darfur crisis continues unabated

Today IDMC released a new profile of the situations of internal displacement in Sudan. As a result of Sudan’s numerous conflicts, about 4.9 million people remain internally displaced in the country; together they make up the single largest internally displaced population in the world.

17 August 2006 | Country Profile

IDMC

Liberia: Key challenge is ensuring sustainability of IDP return

In April 2006 the IDP return process in Liberia was officially declared over. More than 314,000 IDPs had been returned to their areas of origin in 18 months and a total of 35 camps were closed, formally marking the end of a 17-year era during which much of Liberia’s 3 million population had at some time been internally displaced.

03 August 2006 | Country Profile

IDMC

Lebanon: Israeli military operations continue to cause largescale displacement

Large numbers of people continue to flee their homes every day, as Israel’s military operations in Lebanon have been going on unabated. Israel says that the operations and the air, sea and land blockade on the country are in retaliation for the abduction of two soldiers which occurred during border clashes between Hezbollah and Israeli troops.

27 July 2006 | Briefing Paper

IDMC

Indonesia: Support needed for return and re-integration of displaced Acehnese following peace agreement

In the wake of the peace agreement signed in August 2005 between Acehnese separatist rebels and the government, putting an end to 30 years of conflict in Indonesia's westernmost province of Aceh, thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) who were forced to leave their homes during the conflict started returning.

19 July 2006 | Country Profile

IDMC

Support needed for return and reintegration of displaced Acehnese following peace agreement

In the wake of the peace agreement signed in August 2005 between Acehnese separatist rebels and the government, putting an end to 30 years of conflict in Indonesia's westernmost province of Aceh, thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) who were forced to leave their homes during the conflict started returning.

19 July 2006 | Overview

IDMC

Algeria: Return continues amid improved security

Conflict between the government and insurgent groups displaced at least one million Algerians between 1992 and 2002. Fighting and attacks targeting the civil population forced large numbers to flee rural areas and find security in nearby urban centres. Today, government forces have largely regained control over rural areas and a large majority of the former insurgents have accepted an amnesty offered by President Bouteflika and approved by the Algerian people in a referendum during fall 2005.

04 July 2006 | Country Profile

IDMC

Return continues amid improved security

Conflict between the government and insurgent groups displaced at least one million Algerians between 1992 and 2002. Fighting and attacks targeting the civil population forced large numbers to flee rural areas and find security in nearby urban centres.

04 July 2006 | Overview

Quarterly Update April - June 2006

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) between 1 April and 30 June 2006.

30 June 2006 | Publication

IDMC

Uganda: Renewed international and national attention yields only limited improvements for the displaced

Between 1.7 and two million people remain internally displaced in northern Uganda as a result of the conflict between the government and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), as continued insecurity caused by Karamojong warriors has resulted in new displacement in the eastern part of the country.

30 June 2006 | Overview

IDMC

Colombia: Government "peace process" cements injustice for IDPs

Forced displacement in Colombia is primarily a way to seize agricultural land from peasants and small farmers, and only to a lesser degree the unintended consequence of fighting between warring parties. Much of the violence is deliberately aimed at civilians to dislodge them from their homes and lands. It is a struggle that has been going on for centuries, but now involves national and international commercial interests, part of an internal war pitting the government and paramilitary forces against two guerrilla groups and a related war on drugs.

30 June 2006 | Country Profile

IDMC

Uganda: Profile of Internal displacement (June 2006)

Between 1.7 and two million people remain internally displaced in northern Uganda as a result of the conflict between the government and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), as continued insecurity caused by Karamojong warriors has resulted in new displacement in the eastern part of the coun-try. While the number of attacks on civilians has decreased, LRA rebels continue to maintain a presence in northern Uganda and the overall security situation remains fluid and unpredictable. Abuses of civilians continue to be committed by the Ugandan military, and in particular by local defence units.

30 June 2006 | Country Profile

IDMC

West Bank Wall main cause of new displacement amid worsening humanitarian situation

Since 2005, internal displacement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories has largely been the result of house demolitions and land confiscation by the government of Israel in connection with the construction of the West Bank Wall.

21 June 2006 | Overview

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