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12 Dec 2013 description

Two years after becoming independent, internal displacement in South Sudan remains a significant and complex phenomenon. Many refugees returned from Ethiopia, Kenya and other refugee-hosting countries between 2006 and 2008. Returnees from Sudan arrived in large numbers in South Sudan in the lead-up to independence. Many – particularly the most vulnerable among these groups – have never been fully reintegrated. Meanwhile more people continue to be internally displaced by armed conflict, human rights violations, cattle-raiding and natural disasters.

13 Mar 2012 description

This Review analyzes some of the major events and trends related to natural disasters and humanitarian disaster response in 2011.

2011 was the most expensive year in terms of disaster losses in history, mostly because of a spate of disasters affecting developed countries. Globally, the ecnonomic cost of disasters in 2011 was $380 billion, of which $210 billion were the result of the earthquake and tsunmai in Japan. This was 72 percent higher than the losses in 2005, the second costliest year in history of disaster-related losses.

26 Jul 2011 description

Africa, Internal Displacement, Climate Change, Human Rights
Elizabeth Ferris, Co-Director, Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement
The Brookings Institution