Tag Archive: IDPs

Dec 28

Displaced KPs continue to fight – right to return

December 28, 2015 Displaced KPs continue to fight for their right to return, led by the group’s NGOs to choose to return to a “Separate homeland”. On December 28, 1991, KPs first raised their demand for a “distinct homeland” within the Kashmir Valley, from which they were forcibly evicted in 1989/90, the new homeland to …

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Mar 04

Syrian Refugees in Turkey- Exploratory post

Exploring policy framework for the Syrian refugees in Turkey. What has the Turkish government done, so far to respond to the refugee crisis, which policies are in the making? How are the policies different than policies for other refugees in Turkey? What are the social dynamics between Syrian refugees and Turkish local communities<? Please feel …

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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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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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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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Apr 08

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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Feb 09

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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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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