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Improvements in security allow for the return of some IDPs

Approximately 30% of IDPs are children between the ages of six and 12. Children in IDP camps have had limited access to primary education and no chance of further schooling

22 June 2011 | Overview

IDMC

Philippines:Durable solutions still out of sight for many IDPs and returnees in Mindanao

Nearly two years after the end of hostilities between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the government, up to 5,000 displaced families are still thought to be living in camps and relocation sites in southern Mindanao, most of them in the province of Maguindanao.

10 June 2011 | Country Profile

Durable solutions still out of sight for many IDPs and returnees in Mindanao

IDPs face a wide range of physical threats and restrictions to their freedom of movement, and often live in life-threatening conditions.

10 June 2011 | Overview

Unprepared for peace: Education in northern Uganda in displacement and beyond

Case study focusing on factors that affect displaced children’s ability to exercise their right to education in Uganda.

01 June 2011 | Publication

Displacement due to natural hazard-induced disasters: Global estimates for 2009 and 2010

Over 42 million people across the world were newly displaced by sudden-onset natural hazards in 2010, according to this study by IDMC

01 June 2011 | Publication

Armed non-State actors and the protection of internally displaced people

IDMC and Geneva Call organised in March 2011 an expert conference which explored different aspects of the complex interface between NSAGs and IDPs.

01 June 2011 | Publication

IDMC

Briefing paper on flood-displaced women in Sindh Province, Pakistan

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

Resolving internal displacement: Prospects for local integration

This publication includes the six case studies commissioned for the 2nd seminar on local integration, which was held in Geneva, from 19-20 January 2011.

01 June 2011 | Publication

IDMC

Pakistan: Returns continue in some areas but comprehensive IDP policy needed

The population of north-west Pakistan has suffered conflict-induced displacement for the past seven years, with the phenomenon reaching its peak in 2009 when there were more than three million internally displaced people (IDPs) in the region.

31 May 2011 | Overview

IDMC

Briefing paper on Southern Sudan: IDPs return to face slow land allocation, and no shelter, basic services or livelihoods

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

IDMC

CESCR Submission Russian Federation 2011

More than 15 years after they first fled their homes, at least 78,000 people were still internally displaced in the North Caucasus in 2010, and an unknown number of people were still displaced elsewhere in the country.

20 May 2011 | Human Rights Mechanism

An uncertain future? Children and Armed Conflict in the Central African Republic

This IDMC and Watchlist report on the Lord’s Resistance Army in CAR, focuses on the abduction of children who are often then raped, used as sex slaves, and forced to attack villages and kill others, including other children.

01 May 2011 | Publication

IDMC

Democratic Republic of the Congo: IDP protection in light of UNSC Resolution 1925 on MONUSCO’s mandate

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

IDPs in protracted displacement: Is local integration a solution?

Report from the Second Expert Seminar on Protracted Internal Displacement, 19-20 January 2011, Geneva

01 May 2011 | Publication

IDMC

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya: Increasing reports of internal displacement

The continuing internal conflict in Libya started on 15 February when rioters in Benghazi demanded the end of the 41-year rule of Muammar Qadhafi. As of 14 April, repeated advances and retreats of both pro-Qadhafi and opposition forces had left cities and villages deserted, with civilians increasingly bearing the brunt of the combat.

21 April 2011 | Overview

IDMC

Need to minimise new displacement and increase protection for recently displaced in remote areas

The UN and ICRC have recorded that 730,000 people have been internally displaced in Afghanistan due to conflict since 2006, an average of 400 a day. At the end of January 2011, 309,000 people remained internally displaced due to armed conflict, human rights abuses and other generalised violence. This figure was higher than at any time since 2005.

11 April 2011 | Overview

IDMC

Background note on internal displacement and protection concerns in Côte d’Ivoire

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

IDMC

Armed conflict forces increasing numbers of Afghans to flee their homes

The UN and ICRC have recorded that 730,000 people have been internally displaced in Afghanistan due to conflict since 2006, an average of 400 a day. At the end of January 2011, 309,000 people remained internally displaced due to armed conflict, human rights abuses and other generalised violence. This figure was higher than at any time since 2005.

04 April 2011 | Country Profile

Quarterly Update January - March 2011

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) between 1 January and 31 March 2011.

31 March 2011 | Publication

IDMC

Indonesia/Maluku and North Maluku: Support still needed for thousands of people ten years after their displacement

Nearly ten years after the end of the Maluku and North Maluku conflicts, which displaced more than 700,000 people from 1999 to 2002, thousands of families have been unable to recover from their displacement and remain in need of assistance.

28 March 2011 | Overview

Internal Displacement: Global Overview of Trends and Developments in 2010

Since 1998 the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displace- ment Monitoring Centre has monitored internal displacement resulting from conflict and violence. During this period, the number of internally displaced persons has steadily risen from around 17 million to 27.5 million in 2010.

01 March 2011 | Publication

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