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Pushed Aside - Displaced for "Development" in India

This report documents and analyses the scale, process and impacts of displacement caused by development projects and business activities. IDMC shows through nine cases in India that IDPs suffer detrimental impacts and rarely recover. As the world embarks on implementing the post-2015 global development agendas, IDMC calls for people displaced by development projects and business activities to be priority beneficiaries of development work.

14 July 2016 | Publication

Global Estimates 2015: People displaced by disasters

Latest figures from IDMC estimate that more than 19.3 million people were forced to flee their homes by disasters in 100 countries in 2014. Hundreds of thousands more are still displaced following disasters in previous years.

20 July 2015 | Publication

Countrywide response urgently required to address chronic internal displacement

This report examines displacement across India resulting from armed conflict and inter-communal violence for which a comprehensive national response is urgently needed.

20 April 2015 | Overview

India: internal displacement as of April 2015

This map shows the internal displacement in India as of April 2015

20 April 2015 | Map

The risk of disaster-induced displacement in South Asia

IDMC's paper provides evidence-based estimates of the likelihood of disaster-induced displacement in the nations belonging to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.

31 March 2015 | Publication

India: Internal displacement in brief

India continued to experience new and protracted displacement during 2013 as a result of communal violence and armed conflict with a total of at least 526,000 people displaced at the end of the year.

31 December 2013 | Summary

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India

IDMC's India page provides an overview of the latest figures and key concerns facing internally displaced people in the country.

31 July 2012 | Country Page

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UPR Submission India 2012

People internally displaced by conflict or violence in India have seen their enjoyment of human rights compromised on account of their displacement, including their rights to an adequate standard of living, to education, and to work.

21 May 2012 | Human Rights Mechanism

Northeast India, November 2011

01 November 2011 | Map

“This is our land”: Ethnic violence and internal displacement in north-east India

Nearly a million people have been forced to flee their homes by ethnic violence in north-east India over the past 20 years, but their government has failed in its duty to protect them.

01 November 2011 | Publication

National and state authorities failing to protect IDPs

With no national policy to respond to internal displacement, he responsibility for protecting and assisting them generally falls on state authorities, resulting in wide discrepancies between responses from one state to another

02 September 2010 | Overview

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India: National and state authorities failing to protect IDPs

In 2009 and during the first half of 2010, at least 650,000 people in central India (Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal), north-east India (Assam, Mizoram-Tripura and Manipur), Jammu and Kashmir, Orissa and Gujarat were living in displacement due to armed conflict and ethnic or communal violence. An unknown number of displaced people were living in Indian cities.

02 September 2010 | Country Profile

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New and protracted displacement ongoing in absence of formalised response

In 2007-2008, civilians in various parts of India continued to be displaced by internal armed conflict and separatist, ethnic or communal violence, as well as conflict stemming from the threat of development-induced displacement. Over one third of the country’s 608 districts were affected by insurgent movements in 2007.

22 December 2008 | Overview

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India: New and protracted displacement ongoing in absence of formalised response

In 2007-2008, civilians in various parts of India continued to be displaced by internal armed conflict and separatist, ethnic or communal violence, as well as conflict stemming from the threat of development-induced displacement. Over one third of the country’s 608 districts were affected by insurgent movements in 2007.

22 December 2008 | Country Profile

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CESCR Submission India 2008

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), established in 1998 by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), monitors conflict-induced internal displacement worldwide. The Geneva-based Centre runs an online database providing comprehensive and regularly updated information and analysis on internal displacement in more than 50 countries.

01 April 2008 | Human Rights Mechanism

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UPR Submission India 2007

At least 600,000 people are displaced in India for reasons related to conflict and localized violence. Millions of people have also been displaced as a result of development projects and natural disasters.

01 November 2007 | Human Rights Mechanism

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India: Large numbers of IDPs are unassisted and in need of protection

Civilians have fled fighting and have sometimes been directly targeted by militant groups in Kashmir, the North-East and in several states of eastern and central India. Insurgency and retaliatory operations by security forces are the major immediate cause of conflict-related displacement in India.

03 May 2007 | Country Profile

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Large numbers of IDPs are unassisted and in need of protection

Civilians have fled fighting and have sometimes been directly targeted by militant groups in Kashmir, the North-East and in several states of eastern and central India. Insurgency and retaliatory operations by security forces are the major immediate cause of conflict-related displacement in India.

03 May 2007 | Overview

IDMC

Tens of thousands newly displaced in north-eastern and central states

The number of people known to be internally displaced by conflict in India exceeds 600,000. Insurgency and retaliatory operations by security forces are a major factor of displacement. Civilians have fled fighting and have sometimes been directly targeted by militant groups in Kashmir, the North-East and in several states of central India.

09 February 2006 | Overview

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India: Tens of thousands newly displaced in north-eastern and central states (February 2006)

The number of people known to be internally displaced by conflict in India exceeds 600,000. Insurgency and retaliatory operations by security forces are a major factor of displacement. Civilians have fled fighting and have sometimes been directly targeted by militant groups in Kashmir, the North-East and in several states of central India.

09 February 2006 | Country Profile

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