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Author's details

Date registered: April 5, 2013

Biography

Dr. Sudha G. Rajput lives in Washington, D.C. A retired World Bank staffer, she received her doctoral degree from the School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution, for dissertation ‘Displacement of the Kashmiri Pandits: Dynamics of Policies and Perspectives of Policymakers, Host Communities and the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)'. As the study of IDPs remains a less examined phenomenon, than the study of refugees , Dr. Rajput dedicated her research to the crucial task of investigating this phenomenon holistically, examining it from the perspectives of policymakers, host communities as well as those displaced. This blog is her platform to introduce her students and readers to the challenges of IDP policy making as well as the issues of IDPs displaced around the world. Here you will find emerging stories of conflict-induced displacement, reflecting policy framework, issues and new thinking on the topic. Her course 'Refugee and IDP Issue Analysis' at George Mason University exposes her students to myriad issues of both categories of displaced persons.

Latest posts

  1. Sudha Rajput – Forced Migration Review May 2016 — June 3, 2016
  2. Non-displaced KPs too talk of unmet demands! — March 6, 2016
  3. Addressing Displacement – a Revisit — March 1, 2016
  4. One Darfur community is sick of fighting – bringing peace back — February 26, 2016
  5. Displaced Kashmiri Pandits want status change to IDPs — February 22, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. Conf. 795 Blog Post #2: IDPs in Sri Lanka — 14 comments
  2. CONF.795 – Blog Post #1 – Syrian Crisis — 12 comments
  3. Conf.795 Blog Post #3 – Cameroon — 11 comments
  4. News from Kashmiri Pandits — 3 comments
  5. South Sudan – Internal Displacement rises — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Feb 16

Sri Lankan Refugees in India – Durable Solutions

Durable Solutions for Sri Lankan Refugees in India A Group representing 100,000 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees put forward a document explaining durable solutions for their settlement and concerns of challenges likely to be faced during the repatriation. Recognising repatriation is one of their solutions, the document prepared by Chennai-based Organisation for Eelam Refugees Rehabilitation, one …

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Feb 09

Sudan Conflict derails kids’ education

Analysis by Sudha Rajput Due to the ongoing conflict in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan areas of Sudan, school-aged children have lost the opportunity to complete their basic education (similar to many situations of protracted displacement). Schools have been closed, and those that have remained open, transporting kids to the schools has been a …

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Jan 06

Taking care of Ukraine’s IDPs:

Violence and armed conflict has forced thousands of people to seek safety in neighboring countries and within Ukraine, thousands have been killed and wounded. people in Ukraine continue to be forced from their homes by violence after seven months of fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine. Many organizations have partnered with local churches, such as the …

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Dec 01

Settlement of Displaced Kashmiri Pandits – plan with trouble

Settlement of Displaced Kashmiri Pandits – the plan spells trouble already. Dec 1, 2014 In India, the longstanding mission of Bharatiya Janata Party regarding the resettlement of Kashmiri Pandits is becoming a national priority. Jammu and Kashmir’s Chief Minister Mr. Omar Abdullah, has apparently detailed the plan that calls for allocating 840 hectares (approximately 2075 …

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Nov 24

Kashmiri Pandit’s Cultural Demands for Return to the Valley

Return of Kashmiri Pandits and the importance of the ‘Shrine Bill’. A former separatist leader, in the struggle to make the Kashmir Valley, an Islamic place, shows change of heart. He tells, the Kashmiri Pandits, forced out of the Valley in 1989, that they form an “essential part of Kashmir’ and that their return “will …

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Nov 16

IDPs in Ukraine – estimated 970,000 displaced

In Donetsk, homeless Ukrainians loathe Kiev government By AFP | 15 Nov, 2014, 06.37PM IST DONETSK: Despite living in a tiny cellar in Donetsk for more than three months, Sergei is not complaining about the frequent shelling or lack of running water. Instead, he saves his fury for his own country – Ukraine. “It’s the …

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Oct 24

Nation-Building lessons from Kosovo Experience

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Oct 17

South Sudan – the Forgotten Crisis in Jonglei State

South Sudan: the Forgotten Crisis in Jonglei State Thursday, 16 October 2014, 12:17 pm Press Release: HelpAge International South Sudan: the Forgotten Crisis in Jonglei State Nairobi, 15 October 2014 – Jonglei State has the highest number of internally displaced people and the highest level of food insecurity and malnutrition in famine-threatened South Sudan, according …

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Oct 14

Khartoum, Sudan – Conducting Conflict Research Workshops Aug 2014

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Conflict Analysis Tools and Methods Capacity Building Workshop – Khartoum, Sudan August 16–21, 2014 Two S-CAR faculty members, Daniel Rothbart and Sudha Rajput, traveled to Khartoum, Sudan to facilitate a one-day symposium and five-day workshop entitled “Conflict Analysis Tools and Methods Capacity Building.” Supported by USAID and the international organization, AECOM, the symposium and workshop …

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Sep 17

Ukraine – Internal Displacement

Number of internally displaced people from Crimea and Donbas exceeds 310,000 people UNHCR has called on Ukrainian MPs to support a bill on ensuring the rights and freedoms of internally displaced persons (IDPs). Source: ukrnews.com Sept 17 2014

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