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Kenya + 2 others
IDP News Alert, 9 July 2013

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Kenya: Deadly attacks on IDPs in Kenya displaces 30,000

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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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Internal displacement continues amid multiple crises

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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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Nigeria + 2 others
IDP News Alert, 21 March 2012

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Nigeria: Violence causes death and displacement in central and northern Nigeria

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Yemen + 1 other
IDP News Alert, 3 February 2012

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Yemen: Ongoing displacement amid humanitarian crisis

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New displacement due to unrest, displacement due to Sa’ada conflict continues

In the wave of civil protests which have swept across the Middle East and North Africa, political instability and increasing violence involving the Yemeni government, protestors, rival tribal militias and militants have led to new waves of displacement in southern, central and northern areas of the country.

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Haiti + 5 others
IDP News Alert, 12 August 2011

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Sudan: Massive atrocities and displacement in Southern Kordofan

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China + 7 others
IDP News Alert, 29 July 2011

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Cote d'Ivoire: Displacement continues due to ongoing insecurity

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IDP News Alert, 15 July 2011

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Chad + 2 others
IDP News Alert, 1 July 2011

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  • Yemen: Growing humanitarian crisis for IDPs in south

  • Sri Lanka: More than 220,000 still displaced

  • Chad: Prospects of greater security for internally displaced children and adults

Yemen: Growing humanitarian crisis for IDPs in south

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Colombia + 2 others
IDP News Alert, 10 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.

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Yemen: Displacement reported across the country
Colombia: Land rights activist killed as restitution law comes into force

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Mexico + 3 others
IDP News Alert, 31 March 2011

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Yemen: UN warns of humanitarian crisis as clashes continue across country

Sudan / Darfur: Tens of thousands fleeing into IDP camps in recent months

Sudan / Abyei: Continuing clashes cause increasing displacement

Sudan / Southern Sudan: Juba demolitions leave hundreds displaced

Mexico: National census reveals further evidence of displacement

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Yemen: IDPs facing international neglect

Following intermittent clashes between Al-Houthi groups and the Yemeni government in July 2009, the situation in Sa'ada governorate escalated into open conflict in the sixth round of hostilities since 2004. Tens of thousands of people were displaced from Sa'ada and Amran governorates, adding to those displaced by previous rounds of fighting. For many, it was their second or third displacement over the last few years.

In February 2010 a ceasefire put an end to hostilities; however intermittent violence has continued in affected

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Yemen: Constrained response to protection needs of IDPs and returnees

Fighting between government forces and followers of the late Sheikh Badr Eddin al-Houth have led to displacement in northern Yemen at regular intervals since 2004, peaking during the latest round of conflict in June and July 2008. Though many returned to their places of origin following the end of hostilities in July 2008, large numbers were unable to return home.

An estimated 100,000 people remain internally displaced as result of the Sa'ada conflict, including some who have gone back to places of origin. In June and July 2009 the number of internally

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Afghanistan + 37 others
New report released in New York today: Internal displacement at record high

International efforts have failed to reduce the scale of internal displacement caused by conflict. According to IDMC's report Internal Displacement: Global Overview of Trends and Developments in 2008, an estimated 26 million people were still displaced within their countries, the same number as in 2007 and the highest since the early 1990s.

- "In the context of conflict prevention, forced displacement remains a major challenge, as does the protection of