In a submission to the European Commission on Serbia, IDMC raises outstanding protection issues for IDPs
21 May 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism
As Serbia begins accession talks with the EU, IDMC highlights how the recent local elections in Kosovo signal a positive step forward for marginalised internally displaced (IDP) communities, and calls on the EU to consider the plight of IDPs when assessing suitability of EU membership.
24 January 2014 | Blog Post
There were around 17,300 people internally displaced by conflict in Kosovo as of the end of 2013, according to UNHCR estimates.
31 December 2013 | Summary
Widespread discrimination against Serbs and Roma people has made it difficult for IDPs to return to areas where they constitute a minority
10 October 2012 | Overview
The number of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Kosovo has dropped slightly in recent years. A September 2012 estimate by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) put the figure at 17,900, compared with around 19,700 in 2009. Most ethnic Serb IDPs live in northern Kosovo, where they rely on a system of education, policing and health care services provided entirely by Serbia.
10 October 2012 | Country Profile
01 September 2012 | Map
IDMC's Kosovo page provides an overview of the latest figures and key concerns facing internally displaced people in the country.
31 July 2012 | Country Page
In February 2008 Kosovo declared independence from Serbia. The UN General Assembly subsequently voted to refer the independence declaration to the International Court of Justice for an advisory opinion. As of December 2009, 64 countries had recognised Kosovo. For the purpose of this overview, references to the situation in “Serbia” since 2008 do not include Kosovo.
22 January 2010 | Overview
Kosovo’s declaration of independence in 2008 created new uncertainty for 230,000 IDPs from Kosovo residing in Serbia and the 19,700 displaced within Kosovo; this overview focuses on the latter group. Despite initial fears of the contrary, there have been no major incidents targeting minority communities and no further displacement since 2008. Serbia has not recognised the independence of Kosovo, continuing to regard it as a UN-governed entity within its sovereign territory.
22 January 2010 | Country Profile
IDMC explores the situation of Kosovar refugees currently living in uncertainty as they face difficulty both in returning home and integrating into local communities.
01 September 2005 | Publication