Government efforts help only some IDPs rebuild their lives
Despite the efforts of the Russian government and the international community, more than 150,000 people remain displaced in Russia more than a decade after the beginning of armed conflict. Hundreds of thousands of people fled their homes as a result of an inter-ethnic conflict in North Ossetia in 1992 and separatist conflicts in Chechnya which started in 1994 and again in 1999.
The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council is pleased to present its yearly Global Overview on trends and developments with regard to conflict-induced internal displacement.
The Global Overview provides an analysis of the world-wide internal displacement crisis, reflecting developments in 2006.
The Global Overview provides an analysis
of the world-wide internal displacement crisis, reflecting developments
in 2006. It is a unique report in that it is the only comprehensive and
regularly published account of the global internal displacement situation.
In addition to an analysis of developments at the global level, the report
also provides overviews of regional and thematic trends.
Forced displacement in the Central African Republic (CAR) - along with deaths, physical injuries and material destruction - is one of the main consequences of more than a decade of political instability caused by a series of mutinies, military coup attempts and armed conflicts. The number of internally displaced people (IDPs) is reported to have tripled during 2006, from 50,000 in April to an estimated 150,000 at the end of the year.
Up to 5,000 Papuans were displaced by military operations against separatist rebels in the central highlands in early January 2007, according to church leaders. Forced to hide in the jungle without assistance, the displaced were reported to face food shortages and a lack of medical attention, which resulted in the death of at least four displaced people.