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UPR Submission Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014

In this submission to the UN’s Universal Periodic Review on Bosnia and Herzegovina, IDMC provides information and recommendations on discrimination of IDPs, as well as their rights to social security, housing, property and education.

14 March 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

Girl, disrupted

Women and children make up 70% of the world’s internally displaced population. To mark International Women’s Day, IDMC highlights how the challenges young girls face around world increase when violence or conflict forces them to flee their homes.

07 March 2014 | Publication

Girl, disrupted: challenges for internally displaced girls worldwide

Women and children make up 70% of the world’s internally displaced population. To mark International Women’s Day, IDMC highlights how the challenges young girls face around world increase when violence or conflict forces them to flee their homes.

07 March 2014 | Blog Post

How can pastoralists become displaced when they lead traditionally mobile lifestyles?

IDMC explains the ‘tipping point’ from which pastoralists fall from voluntary migration into forced displacement

05 March 2014 | Blog Post

On the margin: Kenya’s pastoralists

Conceptual study of internal displacement of pastoralists (case study: Kenya), examining its multi-causality and processes/options for improving their protection and assistance, to move towards durable solutions.

03 March 2014 | Publication

Internal displacement in Sri Lanka: Memorandum for members of the Human Rights Council

Memorandum on internal displacement and durable solutions in Sri Lanka for members of the Human Rights Council at its 25th session in March 2014

26 February 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

IDP voices: Hawoye, displaced from Mopti region, Mali

A new brief released yesterday by IDMC voiced concern for the tens of thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) and their host communities in Mali’s south.

21 February 2014 | Blog Post

Mali’s Southern Cities: A humanitarian blind spot?

On a recent mission to Mali, IDMC met a worrying number of IDPs who described the place they used to call home unsafe and their living conditions in the cities in the south unbearable.

20 February 2014 | Blog Post

Internal displacement in Mali

As of February 2014, there were nearly 200,000 internally displaced people (IDPs), with nearly half left behind in Mali’s southern cities.

20 February 2014 | Map

Left behind: IDPs forgotten in Mali’s southern cities

Nearly two years since the onset of the crisis, there are 200,000 IDPs in Mali, of which half have been left behind in southern cities.

20 February 2014 | Briefing Paper

CCPR submission Kyrgyzstan 2014

In this submission to the UN’s Human Rights Committee on Kyrgyzstan, IDMC outlines issues of discrimination, treatment before the law and courts and public participation which are preventing achievement of durable solutions.

13 February 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

Still at risk: The forced eviction of displaced people in urban Afghanistan

IDMC report highlights how thousands of displaced families in towns and cities across the Afghanistan are living with the threat of being forcibly evicted.

11 February 2014 | Blog Post

Hope on the Horizon: Media Guide to Afghanistan National Policy on Internal Displacement

The adoption of Afghanistan’s first national policy for internally displaced people is a landmark occasion, and signals hope on the horizon for a country that has faced decades of turmoil.

11 February 2014 | Publication

Still at risk: Security of tenure and the forced eviction of IDPs and refugee returnees in urban Afghanistan

IDMC report reviewing cases of actual and threatened evictions of IDPs and refugee returnees from informal settlements in and around all the major Afghan cities where the Norwegian Refugee Council has an established field presence.

11 February 2014 | Publication

Under fire: Israel's enforcement of Access Restricted Areas in the Gaza Strip

A new report by IDMC and Gaza-based Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) offers the most comprehensive analysis to date on Israel's lethal enforcement of Access-Restricted Areas - (ARA) - live-fire zones imposed by the Israeli military forces on large swathes of the Gaza Strip.

04 February 2014 | Publication

5 steps to help displaced Sri Lankans find solutions

On the occasion of Sri Lanka's Independence Day, 90,000 people still displaced in the country’s north and east may be in no mood to rejoice. With the UN Human Rights Council set to review Sri Lanka’s human rights record in March 2014, IDMC explains why the concerns of those displaced during the civil war must be top of the agenda.

04 February 2014 | Blog Post

Almost five years of peace but tens of thousands of war-displaced still without solution

Up to 90,000 of the over 800,000 people forced to flee during Sri Lanka’s civil war (1983- 2009) remain internally displaced, with tens of thousands more having returned home only to face a number of barriers to long-term solutions.

04 February 2014 | Overview

Regional training on the Kampala Convention

To celebrate the first anniversary of the entry into force of the Kampala Convention IDMC and UNHCR organised two workshops for representatives of 13 West African countries.

01 February 2014 | Publication

Forced evictions of displaced people lies in the dark shadows of Sochi Olympics

As Russia prepares for next month’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, people living in displacement for 20 years are being bulldozed away in neighbouring Ingushetia. These types of forced evictions – illegal under international law – are quietly putting hundreds of displaced people in the North Caucasus out in the cold.

27 January 2014 | Blog Post

IDP rights in Kosovo and Serbia should be a key consideration for EU membership talks

As Serbia begins accession talks with the EU, IDMC highlights how the recent local elections in Kosovo signal a positive step forward for marginalised internally displaced (IDP) communities, and calls on the EU to consider the plight of IDPs when assessing suitability of EU membership.

24 January 2014 | Blog Post

New displacement in Uganda continues alongside long-term recovery needs

Amid continued displacement due to disasters, evictions, and episodes of violence, continued support is needed to assist over a million people displaced due to Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) who have returned home to rebuild their lives and find long-term peace.

23 January 2014 | Overview

Why now is not the time for UN watchdogs to drop the ball on the DRC

With reports of the re-emergence of the notorious M23 armed group within the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), IDMC’s argues for the renewal of the mandate of the ‘United Nations Group of Experts’, due to expire February 2014.

14 January 2014 | Blog Post

Technical paper: The risk of disaster-induced displacement in the Pacific island states

This technical paper represents an initial attempt to assess the risk of disaster-induced displacement in 21 island states in the South Pacific.

14 January 2014 | Publication

Multiple crises hamper prospects for durable solutions

DRC is home to an estimated 2.7 million IDPs, making it one of the largest internal displacement crises in the world. Despite international attention being focussed on other areas of the world at the moment, the humanitarian community cannot allow the people of DRC to be left in the shadows.

14 January 2014 | Overview

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