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30 May 2011 description

Humanitarian aid should be delivered according to the humanitarian principles of humanity, independence, impartiality and neutrality and it should be based on the needs of crisis-affected people. With the NATO engagement in Afghanistan, the concept of the so-called “comprehensive approach” was developed. This integration of development and humanitarian activities with military and diplomatic measures is increasingly gaining ground as a way of trying to stabilise countries in conflict.

23 Mar 2011 description

New York, March 23, 2011 - The recorded number of people displaced within their country due to conflict or violence rose to 27.5 million in 2010, which is the highest in a decade, according to a report by the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

The report, Internal Displacement: Global Overview of Trends and Developments in 2010, was today launched by the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children …

04 Sep 2008 description

IDMC identified the need to develop and test a methodology to assess the number and situation of IDPs in urban centres, to complement the Guidance on Profiling Internally Displaced Persons. The resulting Tufts-IDMC profiling study aims ultimately to help all organisations which assist and promote the rights of IDPs in conflict-affected countries to collect and analyse information on people displaced into cities.

The project

IDMC managed the project in partnership with the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University in the United States.

09 Nov 2007 description

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IVORY COAST REBELS PLAY DOWN PEACE PROCESS DELAYS

On 2 November, a spokesman for the New Forces rebel group, Sidiki Konate, dismissed international criticism over delays in implementing the peace accord.

22 Mar 2006 description

GENEVA, 22 March 2006 - Although the number of people internally displaced within their own countries by conflict decreased slightly during 2005, the global internal displacement crisis remained at an alarming level, according to a new report published by the Norwegian Refugee Council's Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre.

28 Oct 2005 description

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REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

1. COLOMBIA: ALTERNATIVES TO FORCED RETURN NEEDED

On 11 October, Refugees International (RI) published a report accusing the Colombian government of putting civilians in danger and failing to provide displaced persons with promised basic services. Internal conflict in areas where displaced persons return, has denied displaced groups the opportunity to either resettle or integrate in safe areas.

19 Nov 2004 description

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REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

VENEZUELA: SECURITY, THE BORDER AND HUMAN RIGHTS

According to a statement by JRS Venezuela the security at the Colombian- Venezuelan border has become a fashionable issue of late. Unfortunately, it is being exclusively addressed from a repressive policing perspective.

JRS Venezuela said that it is necessary to take on the security issue from a more complex perspective.

31 Mar 2003 description

(Extracted from JRS Dispatches No. 129)