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IDP News Alert, 25 July 2012

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Mali: Situation critical for 107,000 IDPs amidst renewed fighting

Since renewed fighting and the securing of power by Islamist groups Ansar Dine and the Mouvement pour l’Unicité et le Jihad en Afrique de l’Ouest (MUJAO) over the Tuareg of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA), the situation of IDPs in the north remains critical. Find out why.

Syria: 1 million people displaced in Syria following beginning of Ramadan

Violence in Syria has escalated since the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan last Friday. Read more about the situation in Syria.

China: over a 1.2 million internally displaced by disasters since end June

In just under two months, over 1.2 million of people have been internally displaced due to earthquakes, floods and storms in China. Since 2008, China is recorded as being the country with the highest number of people displaced by disasters, with 4.5 million internally displaced in 2011 alone. Find out where China was most hit.

Japan: Heavy rains and landslide risk prevent hundreds from returning home

Some 400,000 people have been displaced by flooding and rain-triggered landslides on Kyushu island in southwest Japan. Though most have returned to their homes, hundreds remain unable to return due tothe elevated risk of land slides as heavy rains continue. Find out more about this disaster in Japan.

Bangladesh: Floods and landslides displace over 600,000 people

600,000 have been internally displaced due to extensive flooding, landslides and flash floods in southeast and northeast Bangladesh since late June. By early July, around 220,000 homeswere badly damaged or completely destroyed. While receding waters have allowed many to return, 15 districts remain flood-affected.

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