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23 Jan 2014 description

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, driven by their cultural ties to the land and the region, or resettled in new locations. Support for recovery and development in areas to which IDPs have returned has been insufficient.

09 Dec 2013 description

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.

26 Sep 2013 description

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.

26 Sep 2013 description

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).

17 Sep 2013 description

LRA victims stuck in cycle of fear and flight, says new report

A new report released today offers a revealing insight into the realities of life for those who live side-by-side with one of the most vicious and notorious armed groups in the world, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).

GENEVA, 17 SEPTEMBER 2013 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

29 Apr 2013 description

28.8 million internally displaced people worldwide in 2012, record high includes five-fold increase in Syria

GENEVA, 29 APRIL 2013: The number of people internally displaced by armed conflict, violence and human rights violations at the end of 2012 was 28.8 million, an increase of 2.4 million people on the previous year and the highest global figure ever reported by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

17 Apr 2013 description

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News alert 17 April, 2013

05 Dec 2012 description

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.

21 Nov 2012 description

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.

12 Jun 2012 description

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

24 May 2012 description

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.

19 Apr 2012 description

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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).

19 Apr 2012 description
Press release
Quick facts sheet
Global Overview 2011

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.

21 Oct 2011 description

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Côte d’Ivoire: IDPs face eviction from camps

23 Sep 2011 description

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Somalia: New displacement and protection risks for IDPs

30 Jun 2011 description
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Abridged version: IDPs in protracted displacement - Is local integration a solution?
Longform version

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.

16 Jun 2011 description

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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