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Solomon Islands: Internal displacement in brief

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre is no longer actively following the situation in Solomon Islands

31 December 2004 | Summary

Restoration of law and order allows for the return of the displaced

Although the majority of those displaced by the fighting have now returned home, the ethnic conflict has left an uneasy legacy

30 November 2004 | Overview

IDMC

Profile of Internal Displacement: Kenya

When the KANU (Kenya African National Union) government was voted out in December 2002 after almost 40 years in power, around 350,000 remaining internally displaced people (IDPs) regained hopes of returning to the land they had been forced to flee during the 1990s. However, the new government has not lived up to expectations that it would resolve the causes of the displacement and resettle or compensate the IDPs.

30 November 2004 | Country Profile

IDMC

Kenya: Tensions rise as government fails to address internal displacement

When the KANU (Kenya African National Union) government was voted out in December 2002 after almost 40 years in power, around 350,000 remaining internally displaced people (IDPs) regained hopes of returning to the land they had been forced to flee during the 1990s.

30 November 2004 | Overview

IDMC

Profile of Internal Displacement: Iraq (November 2004)

More than a million people remain internally displaced in Iraq today, though figures are uncertain given the poor security in the country. The majority of internally displaced people (IDPs) were forcibly displaced under the previous regime, which targeted communities perceived to be in political opposition as well as using forcible displacement as one of its tactics to gain control of resource-rich areas.

24 November 2004 | Country Profile

IDMC

Internally displaced Somalis face uncertain future after years of state collapse

An enormous task confronts the new President of Somalia, Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, if he is to restore security and a functioning government after 13 years of total state collapse. Despite rising expectations in the new government, Somalis continue to flee warfare, which has lasted for over a decade, claimed up to half a million lives and left the country with some of the lowest development indicators in the world.

24 November 2004 | Country Profile

IDMC

Somalia: Profile of internal Displacement (November 2004)

An enormous task confronts the new President of Somalia, Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, if he is to restore security and a functioning government after 13 years of total state collapse. Despite rising expectations in the new government, Somalis continue to flee warfare, which has lasted for over a decade, claimed up to half a million lives and left the country with some of the lowest development indicators in the world.

24 November 2004 | Country Profile

IDMC

Exit Paper: Solomon Islands

With the return of Solomon Island’s internally displaced people following the intervention of an Australian-led regional force (RAMSI) in July 2003 to restore law and order in the country, the Global IDP Project is no longer actively monitoring the situation in that country.

01 November 2004 | Briefing Paper

Internally displaced Somalis face uncertain future after years of state collapse

Despite expectations after the installation of a new government, Somalis continue to face an uncertain future after years of state collapse.

01 November 2004 | Publication

IDMC

Profile of Internal Displacement: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Since the mid-1990s, millions of Congolese have fled their homes to escape fighting between rebel groups and the national government in a complex conflict which has, at times, involved as many as nine neighbouring states. More than three million people have died as a result of the conflict which was accompanied by widespread human rights violations, including systematic killings and rape. The UN estimates that over 2.3 million people remain displaced.

25 October 2004 | Country Profile

IDMC

Profile of Internal Displacement: Afghanistan (October 2004)

Nearly three years after the fall of the Taleban, conditions in Afghanistan still do not allow for the return of all the internally displaced people (IDPs). Although undeniable progress has been made in many sectors,for the majority of Afghans living outside Kabul, the last three years have certainly not brought about the changes in their living conditions they had hoped for.

25 October 2004 | Country Profile

IDMC

Afghanistan: Drought and instability slow down IDP return

Nearly three years after the fall of the Taleban, conditions in Afghanistan still do not allow for the return of all the internally displaced people (IDPs). Although undeniable progress has been made in many sectors, for the majority of Afghans living outside Kabul, the last three years have certainly not brought about the changes in their living conditions they had hoped for.

25 October 2004 | Overview

IDMC

Profile of Internal Displacement: Cote d'Ivoire (October 2004)

More than two years after the attempted coup that effectively split Côte d’Ivoire in half, the faltering peace process has once again all but collapsed – dashing hopes of safe and sustainable return for some 500,000 internally displaced Ivorians.

19 October 2004 | Country Profile

Trapped in displacement, Internally Displaced People in the OSCE area

IDMC illuminates the issue of protracted displacement in Europe and Central Asia where three million IDPs still await durable solutions.

01 October 2004 | Publication

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

IDMC

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

IDMC

Profile of Internal Displacement: Liberia (September 2004)

After 14 years of intermittent civil war in which rival factions killed up to a quarter of a million people and systematically plundered and destroyed the country, Liberia’s estimated 430,000 internally displaced people may finally see some cause for optimism.

30 September 2004 | Country Profile

IDMC

Zimbabwe: A hidden displacement crisis

Internal displacement in Zimbabwe – once the second richest country in sub-Saharan Africa – has been caused by various internal and external factors that have since the late 1990s assured the country’s severe economic and social decline. Population movements have become an increasingly visible and common reality against a backdrop of political violence and a critical humanitarian situation.

08 September 2004 | Overview

IDMC

Nepal: Up to 200,000 people displaced by fighting remain largely unassisted

One year after the collapse of a seven-month ceasefire between the monarchy and Maoist rebels in August 2003, Nepal is faced with both a deep crisis of governance and a renewed spate of fighting and violence all across the country.

08 September 2004 | Overview

IDMC

Profile of Internal Displacement: Nepal

One year after the collapse of a seven-month ceasefire between the monarchy and Maoist rebels in August 2003, Nepal is faced with both a deep crisis of governance and a renewed spate of fighting and violence all across the country.

08 September 2004 | Country Profile

IDMC

Profile of Internal Displacement : Zimbabwe

Internal displacement in Zimbabwe – once the second richest country in sub-Saharan Africa – has been caused by various internal and external factors that have since the late 1990s assured the country’s severe economic and social decline. Population movements have become an increasingly visible and common reality against a backdrop of political violence and a critical humanitarian situation.

07 September 2004 | Country Profile

IDMC

Lebanon: Renewed government attention needed to speed up return of IDPs

The Lebanese civil war of 1975–1990 and Israeli invasions in 1978 and 1982 displaced a total of almost one million people. When the civil war ended in 1990, some 500,000 people remained internally displaced, and Israeli attacks, particularly on south Lebanon, caused further displacement as late as 1996.

27 August 2004 | Overview

IDMC

Profile of Internal Displacement: Lebanon

No updated reliable survey exists to determine the current number of internally displaced people (IDPs). Estimates range, hugely, between 50,000 and 600,000. According to the Lebanese Ministry of the Displaced, 79,500 people have been able to return since the end of the conflict, excluding returnees to the South and West Bekaa areas.

27 August 2004 | Country Profile

IDMC

Profile of Internal Displacement: Guatemala

An estimated 200,000 people were killed during Guatemala’s 36-year civil war, mostly at the hands of the armed forces and their paramilitary allies. About one million people became internally displaced or fled the country. The war began in the early 1960s with an insurgency by guerrilla forces fighting for economic and political reforms, following a century and a half of authoritarian regimes and the exclusion of the indigenous majority from wealth and power in Guatemala.

26 August 2004 | Country Profile

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