Category Archive: Refugees

Mar 01

Addressing Displacement – a Revisit

Displacement

#AcrossBorders and origins: Can we get smarter at preventing people from fleeing? By Flavie Halais flaviehalais29 February 2016 A family on their donkeys arrive at their new settlement in Zam Zam camp for internally displaced people in North Darfur. The nature of displacement crises has evolved. How can the international community do a better job …

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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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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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Mar 19

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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Feb 06

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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Feb 06

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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Dec 27

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.

Dec 12

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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Dec 02

Syria’s refugee children

Syrian refugee children work, provide for families By BARBARA SURKNovember 29, 2013 12:42 PM ZAHLEH, Lebanon (AP) — Every morning in northeastern Lebanon, hundreds of Syrian children are picked up from refugee settlements, loaded onto trucks and taken to the fields or shops for a day’s work that earns $4 or less. Throughout the day, …

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Oct 31

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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