Category: Displacement

Update on Syria’s IDPs

Syria’s IDP update: Oct 31, 2013 Specifically referring to “dire” conditions in Homs, UNHCR reports that conditions of the IDP camps, generally within Syria are devastating. Per the agency it is providing for about 75,000 people with their daily subsistence. However, as my research shows in the context of IDP camps for the Kashmiri Pandits …

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Legislation on IDPs – legislation in progress (around the globe)

What is new on IDP legislation around the globe? Sudha Rajput October 23, 2013 Kampala Convention: Per news from Africa.com, we are learning that the Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC) has submitted the Kampala Convention to its National legislature for revisions. When passed into law, this convention will apply to all IDPs in …

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Update on KACHIN IDPs

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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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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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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