Millions of IDPs and returnees face continuing crisis
The ongoing wave of displacement in Pakistan is the single largest population movement recorded in the country since it was created in 1947.
Submitted to the Committee under Article 9 of the Convention
I. Summary of concerns and questions
The concerns raised in this submission relate to direct and indirect impact of internal displacement on the opportunity for displaced people in the Philippines, to enjoy, without distinction as to race, colour, or national or ethnic origin, equality before the law in the enjoyment of their civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights.
I. Background to internal displacement in Azerbaijan
1. Over 570,000 people are currently internally displaced in Azerbaijan due to the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. The conflict began in 1988, and by the time a ceasefire agreement was signed in 1994, some 30,000 people had died and over 700,000 people had been internally displaced within Azerbaijan.
2. Before the two parties agreed to a ceasefire in 1994, about 50,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) were able to return to their homes.