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Sierra Leone

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

31 July 2012 | Country Page

Sierra Leone: Internal displacement in brief

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre is no longer actively following the situation in Sierra Leone.

01 October 2004 | Summary

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Exit Paper: Sierra Leone

With the return of Sierra Leone’s internally displaced people following the end of the armed conflict in 2002, the Global IDP Project is no longer actively monitoring the situation in that country.

01 October 2004 | Briefing Paper

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Sierre Leone (October 2003)

Almost one quarter of a million displaced Sierra Leoneans were resettled or had returned in their areas of origin by the end of 2002, according to UN figures, officially ending the situation of internal displacement in the country and further consolidating its recovery after more than a decade of devastating civil war.

15 October 2003 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Sierre Leone (April 2003)

Some 220,000 internally displaced Sierra Leoneans were resettled in their areas of origin by the end of 2002, according to UN figures, officially ending the situation of internal displacement in the country and further consolidating its recovery after more than a decade of devastating civil war.

03 April 2003 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Sierre Leone (September 2002)

In January 2002, President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah of Sierra Leone declared that his country's eleven year civil war was finally over. Just a few days earlier the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) declared that more than 45,000 former fighters had handed in their weapons, marking the end of the government's disarmament programme.

23 September 2002 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Sierre Leone (February 2002)

Significant gains in the peace process, resulting in improved security throughout the country, allowed for the return of some 45,000 IDPs to their homes of origin in 2001.

22 February 2002 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Sierre Leone

Escalated rebel activity since May 2000 has hindered access to large areas of Sierra Leone, making the collection and verification of countrywide figures for the total internally displaced population difficult. Humanitarian agencies often refer to registered IDPs when providing figures, but a large number of non-registered IDPs live with host families or in hiding.

01 January 2001 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Sierre Leone

Escalated rebel activity since May 2000 has made it impossible to collect and verify updated and country-wide figures for the total internally displaced population in Sierra Leone.

12 September 2000 | Country Profile

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Internally Displaced Persons in Sierra Leone

Limited access to rebel controlled areas has made humanitarian organisations hesitant to estimate the total number of IDPs in Sierra Leone, but FAO reported the total IDP population to be 1,2 million by the end of 1999 – about one-fourth of the total population (FAO 4 February 2000, para. 4.2).

01 May 2000 | Country Profile

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