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New displacement in Uganda continues alongside long-term recovery needs

Internal displacement continues to be reality in Uganda, as people flee to avoid the impact of disasters such as floods and landslides, inter-communal violence, or are evicted from their land to make way for development projects.

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La Convention de Kampala, un an après : avancées et perspectives

Introduction

Le 6 décembre 2012, la Convention de l’Union africaine sur la protection et l’assistance aux personnes déplacées en Afrique (PDI), connue sous le nom de Convention de Kampala, adoptée à Kampala, Ouganda le 23 octobre 2009, est entrée en vigueur.

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The Kampala Convention one year on: Progress and prospects

Report marks first anniversary to see how far African countries have come in assisting and protecting their internally displaced populations, while identifying the challenges that lie ahead.

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LRA-related displacement in central Africa: An end to the emergency, but not to IDPs' needs

Since the Lord’s Resistance Army first emerged in the 1980s, the group’s violence has displaced an estimated 2.5 million people within and across borders in central Africa. It originated in Uganda, where it took up arms in response to the central government’s marginalisation of the Acholi people, and by 2005, around 1.8 million people had been internally displaced by the conflict. As early as 1993, the LRA began operating what is now South Sudan before moving into north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and south-eastern Central African Republic (CAR).

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Les déplacements provoqués par la LRA en Afrique centrale: la fin de la situation d’urgence, mais pas la fin des besoins pour les PDI

Depuis que l’Armée de résistance du Seigneur (Lord’s Resistance Army – LRA) a émergé dans les années 1980, on estime que ce mouvement a causé le déplacement d’environ 2,5 millions de personnes à l’intérieur-même des pays d’Afrique centrale, et à travers leurs frontières.

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A life of fear and flight: The Legacy of LRA Brutality in North-East Democratic Republic of the Congo

LRA violence in the districts of Haut and Bas-Uélé has decreased in recent years, but the displacement caused by previous attacks and the fear of new ones remain high.

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World + 55 others
Global Overview 2012: People internally displaced by conflict and violence

Around 6.5 million people were newly displaced, almost twice as many as the 3.5 million during 2011. The conflicts in Syria and DRC were responsible for around half of the new displacements.

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Nigeria + 7 others
IDP News Alert - 17 April 2013

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News alert 17 April, 2013

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Sudan + 13 others
Kampala Convention 2012: Who’s in? (as of 5 Dec 2012)

The figures above reflect people internally displaced due to conflict based on IDMC monitoring in 2011, but does not include those internally displaced by other causes including natural disasters or development projects. The Kampala Convention comprehensively includes all causes of displacement.

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As Goma falls to rebels, displaced young girls and boys face increased risk of rape and recruitment

Geneva, November 2012: As Goma falls to rebel group M23, and tens of thousands are forced to flee their homes, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) highlight critical concerns regarding internally displaced girls and boys who face an increased risk of rape, abuse and recruitment.

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World + 4 others
Internal displacement in Africa: A development challenge

Exploring development initiatives to alleviate internal displacement caused by conflict, violence and natural disasters

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Uganda + 3 others
Need to focus on returnees and remaining IDPs in transition to development

Since the 2006 signing of a cease-fire agreement between the government of Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army there has been significant return of those displaced by conflict in northern Uganda. The overwhelming majority of the 1.8 million internally displaced people (IDPs) who lived in camps at the height of the crisis have returned to their areas of origin or resettled in new locations. Driven by their cultural ties to the land and the region, most have opted for return.

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Uganda + 1 other
IDP News Alert, 19 April 2012

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Uganda: Returning IDPs face further challenges over homeland

Widespread land disputes in northern Uganda are threatening the region’s fragile peace following years of conflict tbetween the government and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).

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World + 46 others
Global Overview 2011: People internally displaced by conflict and violence

People internally displaced by conflict and violence

For the last 14 years, the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre has monitored intern- al displacement resulting from conflict and violence across the world. In 2011, the number of people internally displaced by these causes stood at 26.4 million.

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Côte d'Ivoire + 5 others
IDP News Alert, 21 October 2011

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Côte d’Ivoire: IDPs face eviction from camps

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Somalia + 5 others
IDP News Alert, 23 September 2011

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Somalia: New displacement and protection risks for IDPs

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World + 6 others
Resolving Internal Displacement: Prospects for Local Integration

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A longform version of the seminar report, which includes the case studies, is available in English, while abridged versions of the report are available in English, French and Spanish.

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IDP News Alert, 16 June 2011

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IDP News Alert is a bi-weekly summary of selected global news on internally displaced persons, compiled by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council. The IDP News Alert is also available online.

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Sudan / Abyei: Fighting in Abyei leaves over 100,000 displaced