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Profile of Internal Displacement: Democratic Republic of the Congo (July 2000)

The present situation of internal displacement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a result of events which started in the early 1990s when political instability accompanied by inter-ethnic rivalry in the central and eastern regions caused several hundreds of thousands of people to become displaced and/or forced to resettle (USCR 1995, p.82).

27 July 2000 | Country Profile

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Internal Displacement in Burundi

Population displacement, which has been a regular feature of communal violence in Burundi since 1993, now affects more than 670,000 persons or about 10% of the total population. Most of the long-term displaced are living in the 320 sites throughout the country.

30 June 2000 | Country Profile

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Internal Displacement in Russian Federation (June 2000)

A wide variety of population migration movements in the territories of the former Soviet Union has consistently made comprehensive and reliable figures on the internally displaced population within the Russian Federation difficult to establish.

09 June 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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Internal Displacement in the Russian Federation (April 2000)

A wide variety of population migration movements in the territories of the former Soviet Union has consistently made comprehensive and reliable figures on the internally displaced population within the Russian Federation difficult to establish.

01 April 2000 | Country Profile

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Internally Displaced Persons in Eritrea

A border dispute in the Badme area between Eritrea and Ethiopia in May 1998 broke out into a major military confrontation. Intense fighting in February 1999 caused waves of people to flee from the border areas. In July 1998 a peace proposal was formulated under the auspices of the OAU, the UN, USA and the European Union. Eritrea has accepted the proposal however Ethiopia wants further revisions to the technical aspects of its implementation (UNDP EUE 24 March 2000).

01 April 2000 | Country Profile

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Internally Displaced Person in Ethiopia

A border dispute between Eritrea and Ethiopia in the Badme area escalated into a major military confrontation in May 1998. Since then the war has been characterised by months of relative quiet interrupted by renewed fighting along the border down to the Assab area. Intense fighting took in particular place in February 1999 causing waves of people to flee the attacks in the border areas.

01 April 2000 | Country Profile

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Internally Displaced Persons in Sri Lanka

The main cause of displacement in Sri Lanka is the armed conflict between the LTTE (The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) and government forces. The underlying cause of the conflict, which has been ongoing since 1983 is a longstanding dispute between the Sinhalese and Tamil communities in the country.

01 April 2000 | Country Profile

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Internally Displaced in Uganda

Internal displacement in Uganda is the result of armed conflict in northern and western areas. Although the conflict cannot be considered a countrywide civil war, it affects about one quarter of the country's 45 districts (UN November 1999). The UN estimated the number of IDPs to be 621,958 by the end of January 2000 (UNHCU 18 February 2000, p.6).

01 February 2000 | Country Profile

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Internally Displaced Persons in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

The present situation of internal displacement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a result of events which started in the early 1990s when political instability accompanied by inter-ethnic rivalry in the central and eastern regions caused several hundreds of thousands of people to become displaced and/or forced to resettle (

01 February 2000 | Country Profile

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Internally Displaced in Uganda

Internal displacement in Uganda is the result of armed conflict in northern and western areas. Although the conflict cannot be considered a countrywide civil war, it affects about one quarter of the country's 45 districts (UN November 1999).

01 December 1999 | Country Profile

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Internally Displaced Persons in Colombia

Most national and international agencies now rate Colombia among the countries with the largest internally displaced population in the world. According to local NGO estimates as of September 1999, about 1,5 million persons have been displaced as a result of violence since 1985, with 308,000 persons displaced in 1998 alone.

01 December 1999 | Country Profile

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Internally Displaced Persons in Sri Lanka

The main cause of displacement in Sri Lanka is the armed conflict between the LTTE (The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) and government forces. The underlying cause of the conflict, which has been ongoing since 1983 is a longstanding dispute between the Sinhalese and Tamil communities in the country.

01 November 1999 | Country Profile

OCHA Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement

The international standards for the protection and assistance of internally displaced peoplel, the UN's Guiding Principles are available to download from IDMC in English and French

01 August 1998 | Publication

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