Category: Displacement

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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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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Displaced Kashmiri Pandits lose faith in democratic process

In just one day, I have come across two separate accounts of displaced KPs expressing their frustrations with the democratic process. One of those accounts is analyzed and summarized here: Zulfikar Majid of Jammu, of the Decan Herald, captured in the article: “Parties betrayed us, say Kashmir Pandits ” The frustration stems from the decision …

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Refugee and IDP Issue Analysis – student feedback

Course: ‘Refugee and IDP Issue Analysis’ Dr. Sudha Rajput School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution, George Mason University. Spring 2014 I am excited to share, with you, my students’ feedback on the intensive 3-day seminar that I had designed & delivered, entitled ‘Refugee and IDP Issue Analysis’. This was based on my research of internally …

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Displaced Kashmiri Pandits and welfare programs

Officials of J&K government admit that those displaced from Kashmir Valley beginning in 1989, “constitute an important part of the composite culture of the Valley and the community has made a substantial contribution in several walks of life” (Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Feb 22, 20014). Adding that the ‘government is well aware of their …

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Conf.795 Blog Post #3 – Cameroon

Cameroon: Refugees arriving in Cameroon fleeing Central African Republic. Many of the new arrivals in eastern Cameroon say they fled from Bangui to escape clashes. UNHCR office reports that the violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has sent thousands of people streaming into neighboring countries, while the International Criminal Court announced plans to open …

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Conf. 795 Blog Post #2: IDPs in Sri Lanka

IDPs of Sri Lanka Per Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) up to 90,000 of the 800,000 people forced to flee during Sri Lanka’s civil war between 1983 and 2009 remain internally displaced, with tens of thousands more having returned, but unable to find long term solutions. One third of the IDPs cannot return because their …

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CONF.795 – Blog Post #1 – Syrian Crisis

SYRIA: With no end in sight for the resolution of the Syrian crisis and increasing likelihood for spin-off conflicts spreading across the region, UNHCR is reporting that the number of internally displaced people (IDPs) may double by the end of the 2014. UNHCR is predicting the IDP numbers to reach 6.5 million by the end …

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South Sudan – continuing displacement

December 27, 2013 Per the UN now more than 120,000 people have been displaced, due to the fighting that began on December 15, 2013 in Juba (capital of this new country), violence has now spread across other parts of this oil-producing East African country.

Kachin IDPs of Burma – Update

Updated Dec 12 2013 Kachinnews.com reports that Burmese army troops have shot at “Kachin refugees” and have stolen part of their food supplies, such as rice. Allegedly these were Burmese Army soldiers who entered ‘Nam Lim Pa’ IDP camp, forcing more than 50 resident villagers to flee to Man Gau village. Free Burma Rangers (FBR) …

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