Dr. Sudha G. Rajput is the author of Internal Displacement and Conflict: The Kashmiri Pandits in Comparative Perspective (Routledge). Her 31-year career at the World Bank touched on multiple aspects of international development, working on thirteen countries of the former Soviet Union. Her co-authored book chapters appear in Scientific Explorations of Cause and Consequence across Social Contexts (Praeger) and in State, Society, and Minorities in Southeast Asia (Lexington Books). She writes for the Forced Migration Review. Her doctoral research has investigated issues of conflict-induced displacement in Kashmir, with a focus on societal and policy reform, leading her efforts to the development of a graduate course, Refugees and IDP Issues, drawing students from fields of conflict resolution, international development, humanitarian assistance and peacebuilding. She is a Senior Researcher at the Refugee Law Initiative, a U.K. based think-tank. She is a Consultant/Trainer for USAID, designing and conducting capacity building workshops in Khartoum, Sudan, promoting cross-border co-existence. As a Professional Lecturer, at George Washington University, she teaches at the Elliott School of International Affairs, where she brings multi-disciplinary approaches to her course on Refugee and Migrant Crisis. She is a trainer for the Forage Center for Peacebuilding Education, where during a 4-day humanitarian assistance simulation, she coaches students on systematic understanding of protracted displacements. She teaches at the University of Maryland Global Campus, delivering the MBA program for the military students. Her interests on post-conflict issues include her past travels to: Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Sudan, and Ukraine. Sudha’s blog on internal displacement can be found at www.internaldisplacement.info. Dr. Rajput lives in Washington, D.C. and can be reached at sudha_rajput@yahoo.com

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EGYPT – what is happening in Egypt on July 3, 2013?

Sudha Rajput: July 3, 2013 1:03pm CNN just reported that the army’s 48-hour deadline for Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy to end the nation’s political crisis has passed. On Monday, the military gave Morsy, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, 48 hours to accommodate his opponents with a power-sharing agreement or be pushed aside. Morsy vowed that …

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SYRIA – Conflict in Syria

Latest on Syria: Sudha Rajput June 12, 2013: Syria: latest IDP toll (4.25 million) per U.S. Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Elizabeth Hopkins –Ms. Hopkins remarks that “the global number of Internally Displaced Persons is larger than ever before, and that 6.5 million persons became newly displaced in their …

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Displacement in Burma – June 2013 situation

IDP in Kachin, Burma June 4, 2013 Cause of Displacement: (1) Tension between Burmese gov an ethnic Kachin rebels. (2) Burma’s military has been at war against Kachin rebels for decades, but both sides signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The conflict flared again up in June 2011 after the longstanding ceasefire broke down. Fighting …

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Displacement in Darfur (Sudan)

Darfur (Sudan) June 4, 2013 Context: plight of IDPs Note: original article (referenced below) Since 2003 everything in Darfur has changed, including the culture of the IDP camps, impacting the local social structure. Darfur has been suffering from a major transformation, a new style of life. Today, the IDPs depend greatly on national and international …

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Random thoughts

May 30, 2013 Syria: Do you think, it is right for the EU to lift the arms embargo on Syria? How do you think, the EU decision will impact the ongoing conflict parties (Syrian government, Syrian rebels, neighboring countries) >>>>>

Displacement in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Move in the right direction on issue of rights for those internally displaced.   “The House of Assembly has ratified the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons. The African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons was signed in Kampala in 2009 and the …

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Displacement in Myanmar

Sudha Rajput: May 29, 2013, 4:49pm Extracted from source cited below My title for today’s post: Why the displacement in Myanmar: Myanmar’s 64 million people view the country’s 800,000 Rohingya as illegal migrants from what is now Bangladesh, and refer to them as Bengali. President Thein Sein has tried to contain violence against Rohingya, who …

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Oklahoma city – Tornado May 2013

Huge tornado levels Oklahoma City suburb, killing scores my comment: no mention of those displaced, what happened to those who lost their homes, where did they go, how are they houses, how long will they be displaced, who ensures that they return to their homes or new homes. full article from Washington Post here: By …

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Future of African Union – May 22 20113

Future of the African Union The AU has helped throw off colonialism and resolve conflicts since its birth in 1963. But can it answer the desire for democracy among many Africans?  The African Union (AU) is now 50 years old. Amid the celebrations this week, the AU – which was established as the Organisation of …

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News from Kashmiri Pandits

Sudha Rajput June 12, 2013, 7:07 pm Extracted from the story in Kashmir Times By P.N. Sus June 2013 The willingness shown for their [KP families] return and rehabilitation under the PMs package is more a mirage than a reality. These are the only occasions where we see such expression to show its existence. It …

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