Internal displacement: 20 years of action

 


In 2017, there were 30.6 million new internal displacements associated with conflict, violence and disasters. Internal displacement uproots people within their own countries, often at a moment’s notice, depriving them of their homes, jobs and basic services. LEARN MORE | Français | عربى


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August 16, 2018

Militias evict and disperse 1,900 displaced people in Libya

A Tawargha woman stands in front of her house in Triq al Matar settlement in Libya

This article originally appeared on UNHCR. Reposted with permission.

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned about the forced eviction by militias of 1,900 internally displaced persons from Triq Al Matar settlement in Tripoli, Libya. Triq Al Matar was the largest IDP settlement in Tripoli, hosting 370 families originally from the city of Tawergha who had been living in the settlement since it was established in 2011.

According to residents, a local militia forced the entire population of Triq Al Matar to flee their homes last week, following three […]

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August 16, 2018

World Humanitarian Day 2018 #NotATarget

Doctor helping infant in conflict zone

This World Humanitarian Day, we continue to recognize the suffering of millions of civilians caught in conflict. People in cities and towns struggle to find food, water, and safe shelter while fighting drives millions from their homes. Schools are destroyed and children are recruited and forced to fight. Women are abused and used as tools of war. As humanitarian workers deliver aid, and medical workers help the wounded and sick, they are directly targeted, treated as threats, and prevented from bringing relief and care to those in desperate need.

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August 15, 2018

DR Congo: Congo’s lost children

Still from video - boy standing in village

Hundreds of children are being reported missing as DR Congo’s displacement crisis deepens. Ethnic conflicts have forced hundreds of thousands people to abandon their homes. Many say their children have disappeared, kidnapped by the militias who attacked their villages. But the exact number of Congo’s lost children is unknown.

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August 14, 2018

UNHCR provides life-saving assistance to internally displaced Ethiopians

A group of people rest at the Yirga Chefe site for internally displaced people in Ethiopia.

This article originally appeared on UNHCR. Reposted with permission.

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is ramping up its response to the urgent needs of nearly one million people displaced by recent violence in south-western Ethiopia.

Since April of this year, inter-communal clashes flared up in the border area of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region and the Oromia Region. The recent violence came on the heels of more than a year-long crippling drought and tensions over resources. Those who fled described witnessing extreme violence during village raids, including indiscriminate killing, rape, livestock […]

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